Information about the Northern Ireland Assembly

Exterior of Parliament BuildingsThe Assembly is the government for Northern Ireland. It is responsible for making laws in Northern Ireland. Laws are the rules which tell us what we can do. The Assembly meets at Parliament Buildings, Stormont Estate, in Belfast.

The Assembly Chamber in Parliament BuildingsThere are 90 people in the Northern Ireland Assembly who are elected. They are called MLAs. Elected means they have been chosen by the people who live in Northern Ireland.

An empty Assembly Chamber.Plenary sessions are when all of the MLAs meet in the Assembly to talk about things that are important for people in Northern Ireland. At these meetings they make laws and decide how much money to spend on different things such as hospitals, schools etc.

A calendar.These meetings are held on Mondays and Tuesdays. You can watch them on the Assembly’s website or you can go to the Assembly and watch it.

An Assembly Committee meeting in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings.Assembly committees are groups of 9 MLAs. Each committee works on a different subject for example health or education. Committees usually meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and you can attend these meetings to hear what the MLAs are talking about.

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News and Media Centre

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Read press releases, watch live and archived video

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Useful Contacts

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Contacts for different parts of the Assembly

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