Speaking on New Year’s Eve and looking ahead to 2015, Theresa Villiers said:
I hope this is a year of renewed confidence for Northern Ireland: a year when politics works, the economy continues to grow and society gets stronger and more united, a place where through hard work and commitment, everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential.
While there are significant challenges ahead, NI’s politicians showed real leadership and determination in negotiating the SH Agreement. As a result, new opportunities await us in 2015 which I hope are grasped.
As we look ahead to 2015, I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.