NI Political News

Alliance Northern Ireland Assembly Candidates Revealed

Alliance Northern Ireland Assembly Candidates Revealed

NI Alliance Party reveal full list of candidates for NI Assembly Election on the 2nd March 2017. Alliance will run 21 candidates including Naomi Long, Chris Lyttle East Belfast, Nuala McAllister North Belfast, Paula Bradshaw, Emmet McDonough-Brown South Belfast and Sorcha Eastwood in West Belfast

TUV Announces NI Assembly Candidates

TUV Announces NI Assembly Candidates

The TUV has announced that it will field two candidates in Belfast in the upcoming NI Assembly election. The party will field 12 candidates in all with John Hiddleston standing in South Belfast and Andrew Girvin standing in the West Belfast constituency

Falling Victim Of New NI Road Traffic Offence Levy

Falling Victim Of New NI Road Traffic Offence Levy

NI Justice Minister announces that offenders who commit road traffic offences in Northern Ireland will now contribute to a fund for victims in an extension to the 2012 offender levy scheme but is this another NI Executive dash for cash?

Northern Ireland Assembly’s Road Safety Event

Northern Ireland Assembly’s Road Safety Event

The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Committee for Infrastructure has hosted an event to raise awareness of the importance of improving road safety. The event took place at Parliament Buildings in East Belfast, in the grounds of the Stormont Estate

Congratulations To President Elect Donald Trump

Congratulations To President Elect Donald Trump

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster MLA and deputy NI First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA have congratulated President elect Donald Trump on his success in the US election and in becoming the 45th President of the United States of America.

NI Executive's United Airlines Deal Fails

NI Executive's United Airlines Deal Fails

NI Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has expressed his deep regret at the news that United Airlines is to withdraw its Belfast to Newark flight. Simply Belfast editorial will follow on the failure of this sticking plaster by the NI Executive

First Minister Arlene Foster undertakes a series of engagements in the United States

First Minister Arlene Foster undertakes a series of engagements in the United States

NI First Minister Arlene Foster leaves 'Chief Spin Doctor' furore behind her, traveling to the United States to undertake a series of investment, tourism and legal sector engagements in New York and Washington. She will meet with potential new investors and attend a major International Bar Association Conference.

NI Executive £7 million Support For City of Derry Airport

NI Executive £7 million Support For City of Derry Airport

NI First Minister Arlene Foster MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA have confirmed the Northern Ireland Executive will provide up to £7 million support for the North West to assist development and growth around the City of Derry Airport

NI Infrastructure Minister Announces  £45million Investment In Public Transport Ticketing

NI Infrastructure Minister Announces £45million Investment In Public Transport Ticketing

NI Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced a £45million investment programme to deliver a modernised ticketing system for Northern Ireland public transport in line with a key NI Executive Programme for Government commitment. Where are their priorities?

New Chief Executive At Northern Ireland Assembly

New Chief Executive At Northern Ireland Assembly

The Northern Ireland Executive has appointed Lesley Hogg as its new Clerk / Chief Executive. Mrs Hogg has taken up her post and is the first woman to be appointed to this Stormont role. The former CEO of the NI Assembly Trevor Reaney has now retired

NI News: NI Executive Peace Call

NI News: NI Executive Peace Call

First Minister Arlene Foster MLA, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA and NI Justice Minister Claire Sugden have called for a peaceful, respectful and safe parading season and the main July parades are to get underway across Northern Ireland

Musical Instruments for NI Bands Scheme

Musical Instruments for NI Bands Scheme

NI Minister for Communities DfC Paul Givan MLA has announced the reinstatement of £200,000 of funding in 2016/2017 for Musical Instruments for Bands across Northern Ireland. The Programme will be distributed through the NI Arts Council

Robin Newton At Dublin Somme Commemoration

Robin Newton At Dublin Somme Commemoration

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Robin Newton MBE, MLA will be among those attending the Battle of the Somme Commemoration at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in Dublin on Saturday. The event is being hosted by the Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D.

NI Assembly Committee BREXIT Concerns

NI Assembly Committee BREXIT Concerns

Northern Ireland Assembly’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (AERA) receives briefings from a number of agricultural and environmental stakeholders on the possible challenges and opportunities of the recent EU Referendum. At the NI Assembly Committee on the 30th June 2016 were the Ulster Farmers Union, the Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association and others.

NI Justice Minister Claire Sugden Praises Volunteers

NI Justice Minister Claire Sugden Praises Volunteers

Belfast News: Northern Ireland Justice Minister Claire Sugden pays tribute to Youth Justice Agency volunteers at a reception in Lisburn where she presented certificates to volunteers from right across Northern Ireland and acknowledged the valuable role they play in helping divert young people across NI from crime.


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