The Sinn Féin members of the new Northern Ireland Policing Board took part in their first public meeting today.

The board discussed a range of matters, including the murder of Robert McCartney and allegations of collusion between the security forces and loyalist paramilitaries.

Last week Sinn Féin's Martina Anderson, Alex Maskey and Daithí McKay took their places on the board for the first time.

Mr Maskey said it was a significant step forward in his party's effort to ensure that a 'fully accountable and acceptable' policing service is delivered.