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

  • 01 October

    The Assembly Committee for Education today celebrated the innovation and enthusiasm of talented young scientists from local primary and post-primary schools across Northern Ireland.

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  • 01 October

    During a recent briefing from the PSNI, members of the Environment Committee expressed their increasing concern about the rising number of fatal accidents on roads.

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  • 25 September

    The Clerk/Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly Mr Trevor Reaney hosted a reception in Parliament Buildings earlier this week to welcome this year’s intake of Assembly Bursary students, which for the first time in the programme’s history will include a US Fulbright Scholar.

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Media Operational Notices

  • 01 October

    On Thursday 2 October, the Assembly Committee for Social Development will continue its inquiry into allegations, arising from a BBCNI Spotlight programme, aired on 3 July 2013.

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  • 29 September

    At its next meeting on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, the Committee for Education will receive a briefing from the Minister on proposed accelerated passage for the Education Bill.

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  • 29 September

    At its next meeting on Tuesday 30 September, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive briefings from departmental officials and the Northern Ireland Agricultural Consultants Association (NIACA) on the Single Farm Payment Scheme 2014 and preparations for the new payment scheme to commence in 2015.

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