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The Northern Ireland Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly is the devolved legislature for Northern Ireland. It is responsible for making laws on transferred matters in Northern Ireland and for scrutinising the work of Ministers and Government Departments.

The Assembly sits at Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast. Members, also known as MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly), meet to debate issues; question Ministers of the Executive Departments; and make laws for the benefit of people in Northern Ireland.

There are 90 MLAs. Each MLA represents her or his constituency, and there are 5 MLAs for each of the 18 constituencies.

Live Coverage


You can watch live coverage of Assembly Debates and committee meetings on our live streaming channels. Check NI Assembly TV for information on what is being shown live each day. You can also watch archived videos of plenary and committee meetings.

The AIMS Portal

The AIMS PortalAIMS stands for Assembly Information Management System. It provides easy access to the procedural information of the Assembly. It records and publishes information on MLAs, Written and Oral questions, the Official Report (Hansard), votes in the Chamber and more. View the AIMS Portal by following this link.

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