Press Releases

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

27/03/2015

Agriculture Committee Quiz EU Commissioner on Local Farming Issues

The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development met with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today (Friday 27 March).

Reference: AGR 06/14/15

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23/03/2015

Committee to refer Minister to Public Prosecution Service

Reference: CRD 06/14/15

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18/03/2015

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

Reference: SO 09/14/15

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11/03/2015

Democracy needs young people to get involved, says Speaker

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and President of the Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA, tonight hosted the annual event to mark Commonwealth Day in Parliament Buildings.

Reference: SO 08/14/15

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09/03/2015

More Women in Politics a must, says Assembly Committee

Reference: AERC 02/14/15

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06/03/2015

Assembly reform would have significant impact on gender balance of Assembly

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly tonight hosted an event in Parliament Buildings to mark International Women’s Day this weekend.  The Speaker introduced a discussion with Dame Rosemary Butler, Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, who had accepted an invitation from the Speaker to discuss her own successful campaign to encourage more women into public life.

Reference: SO 08/14/15

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06/03/2015

Committee Takes Formal Action Against Minister

The Committee for Regional Development has agreed to exercise its statutory powers under section 44(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to require the Minister for Regional Development to produce the project assessment review (PAR) report into the Coleraine to Londonderry rail track project. 

Reference: CRD 05/14/15

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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 07/14/15

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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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