Dr Ian Adamson

Former UUP MLA for Belfast East

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: The Future of the Mater Hospital 14 Oct 2002

    As a former medical registrar at the Mater Infirmorum Hospital, I add my support to the retention of this great and unique hospital. Following a visit to Lourdes, I wrote my second book, ‘Bangor: Light of the World’, which told how Bangor became the focus of a religious life of great depth and power in the early medieval period of Europe. With the fall of the Roman Empire, Irish and...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Anti-Sectarianism 10 Sep 2002

    I welcome the debate as it gives us the opportunity to focus on the root causes of sectarianism in Ireland and to set in context the interface violence in my constituency, East Belfast. On Saturday 15 June 1991 Portadown District LOL No 1 held a mini-twelfth Orange pageant in commemoration of the drowning of Protestants in the River Bann in November 1641. Portadown bridge, coupled with the...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Asperger’s Syndrome 10 Sep 2002

    I also apologise for not being present at the start of the debate. I reiterate my support for the motion, which covers the full differential diagnosis of infantile autism, including Asperger’s syndrome, idiot savant, developmental dysphasia and dyslexia, and developmental right-hemisphere deficit syndrome. There is no evidence of normal development of particular functions with these...

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Former UUP MLA for Belfast East

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 28 April 2003 — General election

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