The Northern Ireland Assembly was dissolved at 00:01 on Thursday 26 January, 2017. The elections will take place on Thursday 2 March, 2017.

Assembly Extra Programme 6 is Now Online

Assembly Extra was launched in April 2012 as the new web-based programme developed by the Assembly’s Communications and Broadcast teams.  It is a mix of features, interviews and behind the scenes insights into the workings of the Assembly. 

Assembly Extra Programme 6 is now online.  If you’re in Parliament Buildings, you can watch Assembly Extra on the internal TV system (NIATV).  If watching it at home, visit

In programme 6:

  • We take a look back at the Parliament Buildings 80th anniversary Open Day celebrations.  This very successful event saw almost 5000 people visit the building to mark the special occasion; and
  • although it’s 80 years old, we look at some recent improvements that make this a very modern building for all; and
  • we go behind the scenes of Question Time – one of the most important ways for the Assembly to hold Ministers to account. We find out why and how it happens.  


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We will end the year with programme 7 when we take a look at how the building prepares for Christmas, learn all about our colleagues in Research and Information Service and much more.  Until then, keep up with what’s happening here at the Assembly on the website, Facebook and Twitter.


A meeting has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 4 December at 12.30pm in The Senate Chamber, to discuss the formation of an All Party Group on Motor Insurance, and to elect office bearers to the proposed group.

All Members are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact Trevor Lunn on 07968 154099 or by email:


A meeting of the All Party Group on Learning Disability has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 27 November at 10:15am in the Senate Chamber. 

The theme will relate to 'Transforming your care - The future of adult social care in Northern Ireland'

Speakers include:

  • James Martin (Self-advocate);
  • Joyce Craig (Parent & Carer); and
  • Minister Edwin Poots MLA (DHSSPS) 

All Members are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact Jenny Ruddy on 028 9069 0152 or email  

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