Democracy: it’s for everyone

You shouldn’t have to be an expert to understand what goes on in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Your politicians represent you… but what exactly do they do in your name?

TheyWorkForYou takes open data from the Northern Ireland Assembly, and presents it in a way that’s easy to follow – for everyone. So now you can check, with just a few clicks: are They Working For You?

Find out more about TheyWorkForYou

Random debate

Assembly Business

12:00 pm Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Northern Ireland Assembly debate

Alan Chambers : Section 39(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 provides: "Each Assembly shall as its first business elect from among its members a Presiding Officer and deputies." Therefore, the Assembly cannot...

Create an alert

Stay informed!

Get an email every time an issue you care about is mentioned in the Northern Ireland Assembly (and more)

Create an alert →

Recently in the Northern Ireland Assembly

    What is the Northern Ireland Assembly?

    The current Northern Ireland Assembly was established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement. It was suspended on the 14th of October 2002, and remained suspended until 8th May 2007.

    Between 8 May 2006 and 22 November 2006 the Assembly established under the Northern Ireland Act 2006, and between November 2006 and January 2007 the Transitional Assembly created by the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, met in order to prepare for the restoration of devolved government.