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Press Releases 2013-2014

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly during the 2013-2014 session.


Committee Congratulates Road Service Staff after Giro Success

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development has today congratulated Road Service staff for the way road closures were handled during the three days of Giro d’Italia action.



Speaker Marks the Arrival of the Giro d’Italia

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, launched an exhibition in Parliament Buildings entitled “The Art of Cycling” by local artist Deepa Mann-Kler. The exhibition celebrates the industrial heritage of Belfast alongside the arrival of the Giro d’Italia and incorporates iconic Belfast landmarks which will be seen along the route of the Giro d’Italia.

Reference: SO 08/13/14



Committee calls for more robust investigations into Departmental fraud allegations

The Public Accounts Committee has today released two reports, published jointly, looking at the way investigations into the Roads Service and Northern Ireland Water were carried out.

Reference: PAC 06/13/14



Committee Welcomes Appointment of New Chief Executive for Translink

The Committee for Regional Development has today welcomed the appointment of David Strahan as Chief Executive of Translink.

Reference: CRD 08/13/14



Committee gets on its bike with cycling inquiry

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Committee for Regional Development today announced plans for evidence gathering sessions in relation to its Inquiry into the Benefits of Cycling to the Economy.

Reference: CRD 07/13/14



Ministers Quizzed by Members of Black and Minority Ethnic Community

The Principal Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA, last night hosted an event which gave Members of the Northern Ireland Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community from across the province the opportunity to question Ministers on issues important to them.

Reference: SO 07/13/14



Speaker marks death of MLA David McClarty

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, has expressed his sadness at the death of MLA David McClarty.

Reference: SO 06/13/14



Joint Communique from the Fourth Plenary of the North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association

The North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association (NSIPA) which comprises of representatives from all the main political parties of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Houses of the Oireachtas, held its fourth Plenary in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings on the 4th April 2014.



Department Must do More to Eradicate Bovine TB Says Committee

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has told the Department that it must do more to implement and develop agreed measures to tackle and eradicate Bovine TB.

Reference: AGR 10/13/14



Assembly Commission Appoints Contractor To Repair The Roof Of Parliament Buildings

The Assembly Commission has announced that it has appointed a contractor to carry out major repairs to the roof of the historic Parliament Buildings.

Reference: AC 01/13/14


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