Press Releases 2016-2017

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Eighth Plenary of the North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association

The eighth plenary session of the North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association (NSIPA) was held today in the Senate Chamber of Parliament Buildings.

Reference: SO 05/16/17



Economy Committee Commends 'NI Year of Food and Drink' Success

The Committee for the Economy held an event at Parliament Buildings today to mark the success of the 'Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink' initiative. In the month dedicated to 'Legacy and Learning', the Committee welcomed many award-winning local producers who showcased their skills and demonstrated how the campaign will help create a sustainable legacy for the local tourism and hospitality sectors.

Reference: CfE 02/16/17



Committee visits Mobuoy Road waste site

The Assembly’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee held its meeting today (Thursday 24 November) at Ebrington, where Members received an update from Departmental officials on illegal dumping and waste crime.

Reference: AERA 07/16/17



Committee hosts road safety event

The Committee for Infrastructure hosted an event last night to raise awareness of the importance of improving road safety and to contribute to the debate on the best way to lower road fatalities.

Reference: CfI 11/16/17



Committee takes closer look at coastal erosion

The Committee for Infrastructure has today visited the Ards Peninsula to look at the problems of coastal erosion and to meet with members of the Ards Peninsula Coastal Erosion Group.

Reference: CfI 09/16/17



Committee welcomes changes for Blue Badge holders

The Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the review of the renewal process for Blue Badge holders, announced yesterday by the Infrastructure Minister.

Reference: CfI 10/16/17



Committee Meets Eminent Scientists at Queen’s University

The Health Committee held its meeting this morning at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Reference: Health 02/16/17



Committee welcomes York Street Scheme Go-ahead

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the plans to go ahead with the York Street Interchange Scheme announced yesterday by the Minister for Infrastructure.

Reference: CfI 08/16/17



Planning Permission May Be Needed to Avail of Farm Business Improvement Scheme, Warns Committee

The Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee has highlighted that farmers may need to ensure that planning permission is in place or that they have already applied for the necessary permissions to avail of the new Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FSIB) Tier Two.

Reference: AERA 06/16/17



Education Committee ‘Lends a Hand’ to Support Anti-Bullying Week 2016

The Committee for Education in partnership with the Assembly Education Service has today launched a special interactive art initiative, as part of a range of Committee activities, to highlight Anti-Bullying Week 2016.

Reference: EDUC 01/16/17


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