Máirtín was Lord Mayor of Belfast in 2013-14. He is a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Belfast South and served as Minister for Finance from 12 May 2016 to 26 January 2017. In 1997, he became part-owner of the Andersonstown News, which subsequently purchased the New York based Irish Echo.
The Belfast Gaeltacht Quarter (An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta) is an area in the west of the city with the aim of promoting the Irish language, attracting enterprise, tourism and wealth to a largely socially and economically deprived area.
Proposals for a Gaeltacht Quarter began in 2002 as a recommendation of the Joint West Belfast/Greater Shankill Task Force. The plan was then adopted by Government and Belfast City Council.
This is one of a series of interviews which explores the challenges and successes to date.
Subtitled in English.