Press Releases 2013-2014

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly during the 2013-2014 session.


Statement from William Hay, MLA, Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Commenting on the announcement today that he has been appointed to the House of Lords, the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, William Hay MLA said: "I am delighted but humbled by today's announcement."

Reference: SO 11/13/14



Social Development Committee publishes report

The Committee for Social Development has today published its Report on an inquiry into allegations arising from a BBC NI Spotlight programme which aired on 3 July 2013.

Reference: SD 07/13/14



Committee Publishes Report on Reservoirs Bill

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has today published its report on the Reservoirs Bill. The Committee report underlines a number of key concerns including the need for an audit on the current condition of reservoirs which will fall under the new legislation and the financial implications the requirements could pose for reservoir owners.

Reference: AGR 13/13/14



Welcome from Committee as TVR Project Gets Off the Ground

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has welcomed the start of the long awaited Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) project. Departmental Officials recently updated Members on the project's initial implementation in the Banbridge area.

Reference: AGR 12/13/14



Committee Remains Troubled by Teacher Redundancy Delays

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Education Committee has today further considered the ongoing issues affecting the teacher redundancy process.

Reference: EDUC 05/13/14



Committee Expresses Opposition to Enforcement Cameras

The Committee for Regional Development has today voiced its strong opposition to departmental plans to introduce enforcement cameras in bus lanes in Belfast.



Assembly Hosts Exhibition Celebrating the Literary Life of Local Writers

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission in association with the Linen Hall Library is to host an exhibition celebrating the literary life of local writers.

Reference: AC 02/13/14



New Start for School Inspection Needed Says Committee

The Education Committee published its report on the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) and the school improvement process.

Reference: EDUC 04/13/14



Committee Visits Portstewart to Find Out About Inclusion in the Arts About Inclusion in the Arts

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure held a stakeholder event in Portstewart as part of its Inquiry into the Inclusion of Working Class Communities in the Arts.

Reference: CAL 04/13/14



Committee Expresses Concern Over Delays on Planned Maintenance Agreement

At its meeting of 10 June 2014 the Committee for Social Development expressed serious concerns on the delay in the Department’s approval of an agreement between the Housing Executive and contractors on alleged planned maintenance overpayments.

Reference: SD 05/13/14


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