Ex-SDLP deputy leader McKinney reinvents self as digital pioneer

A former TV broadcaster and politician is turning his hand to app development in a bid to tackle staffing problems in local care homes.

Fearghal McKinney left politics last year after losing his South Belfast Assembly seat. He is one of the founders of PickaShift, whose software allows care homes to fill short-notice shifts by connecting them directly to workers using the app. After targeting the Northern Ireland market, the 55-year-old is hoping to expand across the rest of the UK and further afield.

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