Press Releases 2012 - 2013

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly during the 2012-2013 session.


Committee Focuses on Agri-Food Industry with Visit to Local Farm and Processing Plant

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment visited a beef farm in Collone, County Armagh, and Dunbia food processing plant in Dungannon, County Tyrone earlier this week, to emphasise the importance of the agri-food industry.

Reference: ETI 07/12/13



Committee Questions Management of Capital Projects

The CAL Committee has expressed concern about the Northern Ireland Audit Office findings on its investigation into the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure’s management of seven major capital projects.

Reference: CAL 05/12/13



A-Levels Under Scrutiny at Committee Event

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education hosted an event this evening to hear views on potential changes to A-levels in Northern Ireland.

Reference: EDUC 07/12/13



Committee welcomes Minister's commitment to local children's heart services

The Assembly Health Committee has welcomed the Health Minister, Edwin Poots MLA’s statement at their meeting on the future of paediatric cardiac services, presently delivered at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Reference: HSSPS 08/12/13



Committee Slates Housing Executive over Management and Accountability Failures

Reference: PAC 03/12/13



Committee Addresses EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has welcomed the opportunity to participate in a recent conference for the Parliamentary Agriculture and Fisheries Committees of EU Member States in Dublin.

Reference: AGR 04/12/13



Speaker’s St Patrick’s Day Event Focuses on Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted his annual St Patrick’s Day event this evening at Parliament Buildings. The theme of this year’s event focused on support for victims of domestic violence.

Reference: SO 06/12/13



Committee Visits Fermanagh Archaeological Dig

Reference: CAL 04/12/13



Committee Expresses Concern at Graduated Penalties for Drink Driving

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Environment today expressed concern at proposals for legislation to establish a graduated penalty scheme for those who reoffend under new drink driving limits.

Reference: ENV 09/12/13



Speaker Marks International Women’s Day with Women’s Art Exhibition Launch

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted an event in Parliament Buildings this evening to mark International Women’s Day with the launch of an Ulster Society of Women Artists art exhibition.

Reference: SO 05/12/13


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