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Speaker welcomes increase in female MLAs

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA has expressed his delight at the significant increase in female Members returned during last week’s Assembly elections and stressed the importance of building on it.

Reference: SO 01/16/17



Assembly hosts inaugural Burns Night at Parliament Buildings

The Speaker of the Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA, today hosted the first official Burns Night celebration in Parliament Buildings. The celebration of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, took place in the Great Hall at 6.30pm.

Reference: SO 13/15/16



Act of Remembrance 2015

On 2 November 2015, I wrote to every Member outlining the arrangements I was making for Armistice Day this year and my focus to ensure “that as many Members as possible should have an opportunity to mark remembrance”. I was greatly encouraged to see people from all political persuasions and none gathered in the Great Hall on Wednesday last for what observers consider to be a record attendance. Many people welcomed the united nature and tone of the programme but I clearly appreciate that the event did not satisfy the expectations of all.

Reference: SO 09/15/16


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