Press Releases 2016-2017

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

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New Clerk/Chief Executive takes up the reins at Northern Ireland Assembly

Lesley Hogg, the new Clerk/Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly has taken up her post.

Reference: AC 01/16/17



Speaker Newton Represents Assembly at Dublin Somme Commemoration

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Robin Newton MBE, MLA will be among those attending the Battle of the Somme Commemoration at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in Dublin tomorrow. The event is being hosted by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D.

Reference: SO 02/16/17



Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme mistakes must never be repeated, says Committee

The Assembly’s Committee for the Economy calls for the clear failures highlighted by the Audit Office report into the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme to be urgently addressed. The highly critical Audit Office report indicated that there could be considerable cost to the taxpayer following serious systematic failings in the Scheme.

Reference: CfE 01/16



Committee brings Brexit concerns to the fore

The Assembly’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (AERA) received briefings today from a number of agricultural and environmental stakeholders on the possible challenges and opportunities of the recent EU Referendum.

Reference: AERA 01/16/17



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


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