News and Media

Welcome to the News and Media section of our website where you can find our latest press releases, view past releases in our archive, find out more about media access at Parliament Buildings and read our round-up of the latest week at the Assembly.

Information for the Press & Media

The Northern Ireland Assembly is keen to develop positive working relationships with the media. We have a press accreditation scheme that makes access to parliament buildings easier and we have a media handbook that sets out clearly where filming and interviews can take place, what parts of the building are accessible to the media and more.

Press Releases

  • 08 August

    Commenting on the announcement today that he has been appointed to the House of Lords, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, William Hay MLA said: "I am delighted but humbled by today's announcement."

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  • 23 July

    The Committee for Social Development has today published its Report on an inquiry into allegations arising from a BBC NI Spotlight programme which aired on 3 July 2013.

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  • 09 July

    The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has today published its report on the Reservoirs Bill. The Committee report underlines a number of key concerns including the need for an audit on the current condition of reservoirs which will fall under the new legislation and the financial implications the requirements could pose for reservoir owners.

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Media Operational Notices

  • 29 August

    At its next meeting on Wednesday 3 September, the Assembly Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety will take evidence from the Minister Edwin Poots MLA on the current financial position within the Department.

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  • 08 July

    The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 9 July, when Members will receive a departmental briefing on the contracting of the Steps 2 Success Programme.

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  • 03 July

    Please note that from 7 July 2014, scaffolding will be erected at each side of the portico at the front of Parliament Buildings, to facilitate repairs as part of the ongoing roof project.

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