Press Releases

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

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28/05/2015

Agriculture Committee Meet in Cookstown to Discuss Rural Poverty

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development held its weekly meeting in Cookstown today, where Members discussed the Department’s response to its recent position paper on the review of the “Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion (TRPSI) Framework”.

Reference: AGR 08/14/15

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27/05/2015

Committee to Raise Network Issues With O2

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment has agreed that it will write to leading mobile phone provider O2 to seek reassurance that network problems affecting thousands of customers over the bank holiday weekend will not be repeated. 

Reference: ETI 05/14/15

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27/05/2015

Committee Review to Focus on Better Regulation for Farmers

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has launched an Inquiry into ‘Better Regulation’. The Committee will examine the current regulatory framework within the agricultural industry and seek ways to reduce the administrative and regulatory burden on farmers.

Reference: AGR 07/14/15

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14/05/2015

Committee highlights crime against local businesses

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Justice today held a stakeholder meeting involving a number of business organisations and the PSNI to discuss business crime and its effects on local businesses in Northern Ireland. 

Reference: JUS 02/14/15

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13/05/2015

Committee calls for radical overhaul of Courts Funds Service

The Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has today called for the urgent overhaul of the Courts Fund Office (CFO). In its report Managing and Protecting Funds Held in Court, published today, the Committee has criticised the CFO for operating what it terms ‘an archaic service’. 

Reference: PAC 06/14/15

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12/05/2015

Former Minister Acted Inappropriately Says Committee

The Committee for Social Development has published the final (Phase 3) Report on its Inquiry into allegations arising from a BBC NI Spotlight programme which aired on 3 July 2013.

Reference: SD 03/14/15

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11/05/2015

Committee Bill set to strengthen your right of redress

Legislation brought to the Assembly by the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister is set to reform how complaints are made against public bodies in Northern Ireland.

Reference: COFMDFM01/14/15

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23/04/2015

Committee Seminar Focuses on Innovation in the Criminal Justice System

The Assembly Committee for Justice has hosted the first in a series of seminars focusing on the development of innovative approaches and concepts to improve the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.

Reference: JUS 01/14/15

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21/04/2015

Managing Sickness Absence Could Result in Savings of up to £37 Million a Year says Assembly Committee

The Committee for Finance and Personnel has today (Tuesday 21 April) published its Review into Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Public Sector.

Reference: CFP 03/14/15

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15/04/2015

Robin Swann MLA Elected as Chairperson of the NI Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

The Northern Ireland Assembly has today announced that Mr Robin Swann MLA has been elected to the newly created post of Chairperson of the NI Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

Reference: CPA 01/14/15

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