Information for Journalists

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.

General enquiries:


For media enquiries relating to The Speaker, Assembly Commission or the Director General’s office please contact:

Susie Brown
Head of Communications 
Tel: 028 9052 1162 
Mobile : 07776 198226
Email: susie.brown@niassembly.gov.uk

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

  • Culture, Arts and Leisure
  • Enterprise, Trade & Investment
  • Finance & Personnel
  • Health, Social Services and Public Safety
  • Justice
  • Public Accounts
  • Audit Committee
  • Procedures Committees
  • Standards and Privileges Committee
  • Employment and Learning Committee
  • Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust (NIABT) 

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

  • Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
  • Assembly and Executive Review Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Social Development Committee

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

  • Assembly Community Connect
  • Environment Committee
  • Office of First and Deputy First Minister Committee
  • Regional Development Committee

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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