The Northern Ireland Assembly has been dissolved. The election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.

General Information

This section contains further information on the Northern Ireland Assembly, how to access Parliament Buildings, the dates the Assembly is in session and information on the Assembly.

Recess Dates 2015 - 2016

Easter 2016:
19 March 2016 to 29 March 2016*
(Easter Sunday – 27 March 2016)
(Dissolution – 29 March 2016)*

Election date: 5 May 2016*

New Session: 9 May 2016*

Summer 2016: 2 July 2016

* Subject to change


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Long Gallery First Floor
Fourth Floor South Corridor

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