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Press Releases 2015-2016

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly during the 2015-2016 session.


Speaker announces "Assembly Women's Week"

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin, MLA, today announced that he will host the first “Assembly Women’s Week” beginning on Monday 7th March.

Reference: SO 14/15/16



Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project Shining Example Says Committee

The Committee for Social Development today visited the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project (SSRP) in west Belfast.

Reference: SD 02/15/16



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



Assembly Committee Turns its Attention to Housing

The Committee for Social Development, in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Housing, today hosted a conference on housing, held in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast.

Reference: SD 01/15/16



Committee raises concerns over Health Trusts' finances

The Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee has voiced serious concerns over the decline in the financial stability of the Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts in a report published today.

Reference: PAC 03/15/16



Committee hosts seminar on farming opportunities for people with learning disabilities

The Committee for Employment and Learning has today hosted a seminar on opportunities in farming for people with learning disabilities.

Reference: CEL 05/15/16



Committee Calls for Clarity on Budget

At its meeting on 10 December, the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure received a briefing from DCAL officials regarding possible scenarios for the Department’s 2016/17 budget.

Reference: CAL 01/15/16



Assembly Committees Meet with Minister to Discuss Michelin Jobs Loss

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the Committee for Employment and Learning met with the Minister for Employment and Learning on Tuesday 1 December to discuss impending job losses at the Michelin factory in Ballymen

Reference: ETI 02/15/16



Committee Motion Highlights Crime against Local Businesses

The Committee for Justice has called on the Minister of Justice to work with the PSNI to address business crime and its effects on the local business community in Northern Ireland.

Reference: JUS 03/15/16



Students Challenge Local Politicians to “Talk Politics” in Derry~Londonderry

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

Reference: SO 12/15/16


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