In light of the public health situation, Parliament Buildings is closed to the public.

No public tours, events or visitor activities will take place, until further notice. 

Assembly business continues, check the business diary for information on Plenary and Committee meetings.

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Your MLAs

MLAs - Members of the Legislative Assembly - can help you if you have concerns about matters such as policing and justice, health and social care, tourism and trade and investment. There are 90 MLAs and everyone in Northern Ireland has five MLAs in their constituency who represent them.

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How the Assembly works

The Northern Ireland Assembly and the Executive were set up following the 1998 Belfast Agreement, also known as the Good Friday Agreement. The Northern Ireland Assembly meets in Parliament Buildings, Belfast. The Executive or government for Northern Ireland, meets nearby in Stormont Castle and is made up of government ministers from different parties.

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What is Plenary?

A plenary session is where MLAs meet in the Assembly Chamber to debate proposed Bills and discuss Motions. These meetings are open to the public and usually held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Video Guides

What Legislation is passing through the Assembly? [Video]

What Questions have been asked in Plenary? [Video]

How to search for issues debated in Plenary. [Video]

The work of Assembly Committees. [Video]

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News and Media Centre

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Read press releases, watch live and archived video

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Follow the Assembly

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