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

  • 16 September

    Today the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission announced that Simon Community Northern Ireland has been chosen as its charity of the year.

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  • 12 September

    Speaking today on the death of Rt Hon The Lord Bannside, the Speaker said: "I am deeply saddened to hear of Ian Paisley’s passing and on behalf of all Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, I express my heartfelt sympathy to his family whom he held dear. Regardless of how individual Assembly Members regarded his politics, there is no doubt that today we have lost one of the most influential figures in the history of Northern Ireland."

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  • 10 September

    The Committee for Education has just launched its inquiry into Shared and Integrated Education.

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Media Operational Notices

  • 17 September

    On Thursday 18 September, the Assembly Committee for Social Development will hold two meetings.

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  • 15 September

    The Northern Ireland Assembly will suspend its business today to pay respects to the Rt Hon The Lord Bannside, the former First Minister, Reverend Dr Ian Paisley.

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  • 09 September

    At its next meeting on Wednesday 10 September 2014, the Committee for Education will receive departmental briefings on the 2012 -13 Savings Delivery Plan and on the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Business Plans. Members will also consider the progress made by the Department for Education in meeting relevant Programme for Government targets.

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