Press Releases

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

05/03/2015

Students Challenge Local Politicians to “Talk Politics”

Following on from a series of successful ‘Let's Talk Politics’ events aimed at young people, sixth form students from schools in Newry and Armagh and South Down constituencies will take up the challenge to quiz their local political representatives on the issues that matter to them and their local communities.

Reference: SO 05/14/15

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05/03/2015

Social Development Committee Agrees Way Forward on Inquiry

The Assembly Committee for Social Development met today to discuss the Minister for Social Development’s decision not to release the unredacted fact-finding report into the DSD Special Adviser, Stephen Brimstone.

Reference: SD 02/14/15

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05/03/2015

Annual days announced for the lighting Parliament Buildings

The Assembly Commission has today announced that it has agreed four days for the lighting of Parliament Buildings in relevant colours.  

Reference: SO 06/14/15

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04/03/2015

Public Accounts Committee identifies room for big savings

The Health Service could make significant savings if doctors consistently prescribed lower cost medicines which are as effective as ones that are more expensive. This is the stark message from the Public Accounts Committee report on Primary Care Prescribing.

Reference: PAC 05/14/15

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03/03/2015

Credit Unions should benefit from reductions in corporation tax

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment has written to the Secretary of State seeking assurance that credit unions and mutual societies will benefit from the lower devolved corporation tax.

Reference: CETI 03/14/15

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03/03/2015

Committee Launches Report on its Inquiry into Wind Energy

Reference: ENV 04/14/15

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03/03/2015

Committee celebrates innovation in the North West

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure is highlighting the contribution of the creative industries with a visit to the North West Science Park at their Fort George centre. The visit takes place as part of activities designed to mark the beginning of Creativity Month.

Reference: CAL 01/14/15

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02/03/2015

Statement from Mitchel McLaughlin, Speaker of the NI Assembly

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin, MLA, today announced that he will take up the position of President of the NI Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). 

Reference: SO 05/14/15

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02/03/2015

Education Committee Backs Greater Access to STEM in Schools

The Committee for Education brought forward a plenary motion today calling on the Education Minister to support the full implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects on the Northern Ireland curriculum.

Reference: EDUC 04/14/15

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02/03/2015

Committee Launches Paper on "Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion"

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has today launched its position paper on the review of the Department’s “Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion (TRPSI) Framework”.

Reference: AGR 05/14/15

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