Stewart Dickson 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." The Assembly therefore cannot...
The Assembly met at 12 noon (Speaker [Mr Maskey] in the Chair). Members observed two minutes' silence.
Stewart Dickson Members, I am taking the Chair as Acting Speaker today. Before we proceed with our scheduled business, I need to clarify a matter about simultaneous translation. On 15 June 2021, the 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.