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News and Media

Welcome to the News and Media section of our website where you can find our latest press releases, view past releases in our archive, find out more about media access at Parliament Buildings and read our round-up of the latest week at the Assembly.

Press Releases

Committee Takes Stock of Four Years Oversight

Fifty six inquiries and reports have been completed by the Northern Ireland Assembly Public Accounts Committee since devolution in 2007, examining issues as diverse as the Bangor to Belfast Railway upgrade, control of bovine tuberculosis and the recent report on measuring the performance, procurement and governance of NI Water. Read more...

Changes to Government Policy a Result of Committee Work

Engagement with stakeholders and Government departments by the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning has led to real policy changes. Read more...

Assembly Committee for Environment Reflects on its Achievements

As the 2007-2011 Assembly mandate draws to a close, Chairperson of the Committee for the Environment, Cathal Boylan MLA, reflects on the work of the Committee and its achievements: “During the past four years the Committee has reviewed 11 Bills, the highest number of any Committee here at the Assembly." Read more...

Basic Skills Still a Problem for Many Adults

One in four adults here has significant problems with reading and maths, and current programmes do not fully meet need. That stark message comes as the Northern Ireland Assembly Public Accounts Committee publishes its report on adult literacy and numeracy. Read more...

Committee Calls on Executive to Acknowledge Importance of Museum and Heritage Sector

Recognising that Museums contribute over £16m to the economy, a Review, launched today by the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure, calls on the Executive to establish a more consistent approach to measuring the economic and social value of museums. Read more...

Assembly Committee for Justice Reflects on its First Year

Since it was established in April 2010 the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Justice has considered a wide range of complex and challenging justice related issues. Read more...

Delays to Taxis Act Frustrates Assembly Committee

The Assembly Committee for the Environment has expressed its disappointment that the Department of the Environment is to delay implementing the Taxis Act. Read more...

Leadership is the Key to a Successful School

The Northern Ireland Assembly debated the Committee for Education’s Report on its Inquiry into Successful Post-Primary Schools Serving Disadvantaged Communities today. Read more...

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Find out what each Committee is working on and discussing at its next meeting on our Committee News page.

Assembly Round Up

To find out what's going at the Assembly read our summary of debates held, bills passed and committee meetings held. This is updated throughout the week.

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Media Operational Notice

Committee Room Changes

There have been some last minute changes to this afternoon’s (23/3/2011) Committee meetings. Read more...

New Handbook for Members on Financial Support Published

A new handbook, detailing the financial support arrangements for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly has been published. Read more...

Northern Ireland Assembly is First Legislature Ever to Host Tweet Up

The Northern Ireland Assembly will be the first legislature in the UK and Ireland to host a social networking event when a ‘Tweet Up’ event takes place on Tuesday 15 March. Read more...

Northern Ireland Assembly Question Time

The Northern Ireland Assembly agreed, during the Plenary session on 29 November 2001, to amend Standing Order 20(1) relating to the scheduling of Assembly Question Time. Read more...

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