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Nigel Grimshaw and Suzanne Wylie.

Nigel Grimshaw and Suzanne Wylie.

Belfast City Council chief executive Suzanne Wylie

Belfast City Council chief executive Suzanne Wylie

Nigel Grimshaw

Nigel Grimshaw

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Nigel Grimshaw and Suzanne Wylie.

Suzanne Wylie's words last year were eerily prophetic. The most powerful unelected woman in Belfast spoke of how tough it could be to appear on the front page of newspapers.

"At the top of an organisation, it can be very lonely at times because ultimately the buck does stop with you, and particularly in a political organisation," she said.

Belfast City Council's chief executive was referring to the occasions she had hit the headlines over City Hall's handling of loyalist bonfires.