Martina Anderson confirmed as MEP to replace Bairbre de Brun

Martina Anderson is to replace Bairbre de Brun in the European Parliament, Sinn Fein has confirmed.

She was the only candidate to succeed Ms de Brun, who is stepping down as an MEP for personal reasons.

The move means Sinn Fein will have to replace Ms Anderson in the assembly and find a new junior minister for the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister.

The new Northwest MEP, Martina Anderson said she knows there is a lot of hard work ahead.....