Press Releases

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

18/03/2015

Speaker to use his Time in Office to Highlight the Issue of Respect

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA, tonight hosted the Speaker’s annual St Patrick’s event in Parliament Buildings. The Speaker used the event to make a wide ranging speech setting out his approach to his period of office and his intention to be guided by the theme of “respect”.

Reference: SO 09/14/15

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02/06/2015

Speaker to participate in event to mark Battle of Messines

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin, has accepted an invitation to participate in an event at the Cenotaph in Derry/ Londonderry on Sunday 7th June to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Messines. The parade is organised by the International School for Peace Studies.

Reference: SO 10/14/15

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09/07/2015

Assembly Speaker Promotes Need to Respect Shared History

On Monday 13 July, Parliament Buildings will be lit orange to mark the local 12th July celebrations. The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA will also attend a number of events in Dublin this weekend to recognise and remember all those who gave their lives in both World Wars.

Reference: SO 11/14/15

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10/09/2015

Statement from Assembly Business Committee

Reference: SO 01/15/16

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17/09/2015

Northern Ireland Assembly Nominates Positive Futures as Charity of the Year

Reference: SO 01/15/16

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21/09/2015

Speaker launches programme for Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week

Reference: SO 02/15/16

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30/09/2015

Speaker marks Community Relations and Cultural Diversity Week

As part of Community Relations and Cultural Diversity Week, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly hosted an event “One Assembly, Many Peoples” to celebrate the diversity of the community.

Reference: SO 03/15/16

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01/10/2015

Assembly hosts debate to mark International Day of Older People

A debate involving members of the Age Sector Platform and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum has today taken place in the Assembly Chamber.

Reference: SO 04/15/16

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13/10/2015

Assembly screens films made to mark World Mental Health Day

Reference: SO 05/15/16

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10/11/2015

Speaker announces he will not be seeking re-election to the Assembly

At the start of Assembly business today, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA, announced that he would not be seeking re-election to the Assembly at the election and consequently would also not be seeking re-election as Speaker.

Reference: SO 06/15/16

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