In light of the public health situation, Parliament Buildings is closed to the public.

No public tours, events or visitor activities will take place, until further notice. 

Assembly business continues, check the business diary for information on Plenary and Committee meetings.

Information for Journalists


Guidance for the Media using Parliament Buildings during Assembly Elections

This Guidance provides advice to the media working in Parliament Buildings during an Election period.


Information for the Press & Media

The Northern Ireland Assembly is keen to develop positive working relationships with the media. We have a press accreditation scheme that makes access to Parliament Buildings easier and we have a media handbook that sets out clearly where filming and interviews can take place, what parts of the building are accessible to the media and more.

In addition to responding to media enquiries we have a team of communication professionals who support the work of the Assembly and its Committees in raising awareness of its work. If you have a media enquiry, would like to schedule an interview with a Committee Chair, or would like to film at Parliament Buildings please contact a member of the team.

 

Filming and Photography Policy and Procedure

The purpose of this policy is to streamline the process for assessing, permitting and facilitating photographic and filming requests both within Parliament Buildings, and within its curtilage. 

 

General enquiries:

 

For media enquiries relating to Press Accreditation, work of Committees etc please contact a member of the relevant team:

Debra Savage
Communications Officer
Phone: 028 9052 1405
Mobile 07920 864221
Email: debra.savage@niassembly.gov.uk

  • Finance Committee
  • Health Committee
  • Infrastructure Committee
  • Justice Committee
  • Public Accounts Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Procedures Committee
  • Standards and Privileges Committee

Sinead Murphy
Deputy Communications Officer
Phone: 028 9052 5938
Mobile : 07899 864368
Email:sinead.murphy@niassembly.gov.uk

 

  • Assembly & Executive Review Committee
  • Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Communities Committee

Caroline Moore
Deputy Communications Officer
Phone: 028 9052 1606
Email: caroline.moore@niassembly.gov.uk

  • Executive Committee
  • Economy Committee
  • Assembly Community Connect
  • Education Service 

Press Accreditation

The Northern Ireland Assembly operates an accreditation scheme for the media which includes four  categories of passes: 

  • Day Pass: A temporary daily pass for those media personnel who attend Parliament Buildings occasionally or for specific events. Day Passes are distributed at reception on arrival, and on production of press credentials. 
  • Regular Pass: A permanent pass for those media personnel who attend Parliament Buildings regularly. Passes are available on application to the Communications Office.
  • Intermediate Pass: A permanent pass for those media personnel who attend Parliament Buildings regularly, and who also require the right to escort visitors.
  • Correspondent Pass: A permanent pass for members of the Assembly Correspondents Group. The Assembly Correspondents Group is made up of members of the media who are primarily based in Parliament Buildings and who mainly report on the business of the Assembly. Passes are available on application to the Communications Office.

If you would like any more information on Press Accreditation please contact a member of the Communications team on 028 9052 1137.

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