A number of events have been planned to mark the Centenary, follow the links below to find out more:
- Perspectives on the Creation of Northern Ireland/Partition
- 100 Years, 100 Words
- Parliament Buildings Open Day
- Exhibition on the Construction of Parliament Buildings
- Exhibition on 100 Years of Women Members
Four Virtual Lectures Hosted by the Speaker, Alex Maskey MLA, and delivered by Dr Éamon Phoenix, Historian and Broadcaster to mark the centenaries in 2021of the creation of Northern Ireland/ partition and the first sitting of the old Northern Ireland Parliament.
At the first virtual lecture and to launch the series, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Alex Maskey MLA will be joined by the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP and the Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD.
The Origins of Northern Ireland 1912-25
The Origins of Northern Ireland 1912-25: From Home Rule to Partition and the Formative Early Years - in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen
The Unionist and Loyalist Perspective
The Unionist and Loyalist Perspective : Carson and Craig, the 1920 Act and the Establishment of Northern Ireland,1912-1930
Nationalist and Republican Perspective
The Nationalist and Republican Perspective: From Home Rule to Partition and Unionist Rule: Devlin, Healy and the Northern Nationalists,1916-30
The Stormont Parliament, 1921-1972
From Troubled Start to Welfare State and from Civil Rights to the Troubles: The Stormont Parliament, 1921-1972 - in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen
In line with the Assembly Commission’s principles on centenaries to acknowledge and respect different narratives, all MLAs will be invited to submit short thoughts (approximately 100 words), giving their perspective on the centenary in text or video. These will then be used on the Assembly website and Assembly social media over several months beginning in May.
You can watch the videos in our video gallery by following this link. The gallery will be updated with new videos each week and the video will also be published on our social media accounts.
Subject to the public health situation, the Speaker and the Assembly Commission hope to host an Open Day at Parliament Buildings on Saturday 13 November 2021 (Parliament Buildings was opened on 16 November 1932), with a range of activities to encourage those who may have never had the opportunity to visit Parliament Buildings before.
The Assembly Commission exhibition produced in 2012, on the construction of Parliament Buildings will be redisplayed when Parliament Buildings reopens to the public.
A new exhibition will be produced highlighting all of the women who served as members (110 in total), of the local parliamentary and political institutions over the last 100 years (including the Northern Ireland Parliament from 1921, the 1973 Assembly, the 1975 Constitutional Convention, the 1982 Assembly, the 1996 Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue, and the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998). This exhibition will be produced to be launched for the Parliament Buildings open day in November.