Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Speaker's Office.

24/09/2012

Speaker Hosts Lecture On Perspective On The Ulster Covenant

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted an event in Parliament Buildings this evening as part of the "Perspectives On..." series agreed by the Assembly Commission to mark the decade of centenaries within Parliament Buildings. The Assembly Commission is the corporate body of the Assembly chaired by the Speaker, with one member from each of the main parties.

Reference: SO 01/12/13

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16/10/2012

Parliament Buildings Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Bumper Number of Visitors

As Parliament Buildings prepares to mark its 80th anniversary with a special open day this November, William Hay, MLA, Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly today welcomed news that visitor numbers to Parliament Buildings this summer are up by 83% on last year.

Reference: SO 01/12/13

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14/11/2012

Parliament Buildings Gets Ready for 80th Anniversary Festivities

Parliament Buildings, the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly, will mark its 80th anniversary this month with a very special open day on 17 November. The day will feature theatre, drama, dance, crafts, vintage cars and special tours. Visitors will also be able to view the photographic exhibition on the construction of the building.

Reference: SO 03/12/13

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19/11/2012

Speaker Welcomes Success of Parliament Buildings Open Day

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly has welcomed the success of the Open Day on the 17th November to mark the 80th anniversary of Parliament Buildings and reminded the public that there are opportunities all year round to visit Stormont.

Reference: SO 02/12/13

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10/12/2012

Speaker of NI Assembly Lights Up Hospice Appeal

Local charity Northern Ireland Hospice’s biggest annual fundraising appeal of the year was given an extra boost by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, William Hay MLA. The tree positioned at the front of Stormont Buildings has been dedicated to the local charity in support of their Lights to Remember campaign.

Reference: SO 04/12/13

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11/03/2013

Speaker Marks International Women’s Day with Women’s Art Exhibition Launch

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted an event in Parliament Buildings this evening to mark International Women’s Day with the launch of an Ulster Society of Women Artists art exhibition.

Reference: SO 05/12/13

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15/03/2013

Speaker’s St Patrick’s Day Event Focuses on Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted his annual St Patrick’s Day event this evening at Parliament Buildings. The theme of this year’s event focused on support for victims of domestic violence.

Reference: SO 06/12/13

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30/04/2013

Speaker Launches Exhibition to Mark Anniversary of Women's Suffrage Movement

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, today marked the women’s suffrage movement with a special exhibition of student artwork at Parliament Buildings.

Reference: SO 05/12/13

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21/05/2013

Speaker Launches Assembly Community Connect

Assembly Community Connect is a wonderful opportunity to bring MLAs and community representatives together to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

Reference: SO 09/12/13

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03/06/2013

Speaker Hosts Lecture on Perspective on Female Suffrage

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted an event in Parliament Buildings this evening as part of the “Perspectives On…” series agreed by the Assembly Commission to mark the decade of centenaries. The event, entitled ‘Perspectives on Female Suffrage’, featured a lecture by Dr Margaret Ward, author of women’s history.

Reference: SO 10/12/13

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