Watch the full Plenary Session from Tuesday 14 January 2020. Business includes the appointment of Chairpersons and Deputy Chairpersons to Assembly committees, a statement from the minister of Education on the school enhancement programme and a statement from the Health Minister on the resolution of HSC Agenda for Change staff dispute.
Watch the full Plenary session from Saturday 11 January 2020. During the session Alex Maskey MLA was appointed as Speaker, Arlene Foster MLA was appointed as First Minister and Michelle O’Neill MLA was appointed as deputy First Minister. The Executive was also formed with the appointment of new Ministers. View the Order Paper
The Executive is formed as parties appoint Ministers to Departments. Peter Weir MLA is appointed Minister of Education Diane Dodds MLA is appointed Minister for the Economy Conor Murphy MLA is appointed Minister of Finance Robin Swann MLA is appointed Minister of Health Naomi Long MLA is appointed Minister of Justice Deirdre Hargey MLA is … Read more Appointment of all Ministers at the Assembly
The concept of “parity of esteem” is central to diverse constitutional, political, legal and socio-economic narratives of Northern Ireland and of these islands. In 1994, Professor Simon Lee analysed the history and philosophical underpinning of “parity of esteem” in a collection of essays in honour of Reverend Eric Gallagher, tracing the history of its use … Read more Parity of Esteem Re-visited & Re-imagined
This presentation focuses on an independent funded project (Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust) that seeks to address the issue of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland in the context of Brexit. A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland remains part of the unfinished work of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement. In response to its mandate under … Read more The Northern Ireland Bill of Rights in the Context of Brexit
The BrexitLawNI project is a collaborative project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It seeks to examine the constitutional, conflict transformation, human rights and equality consequences of Brexit. It particularly focuses on six key issues: the Northern Ireland peace process; North-South relations; border controls and free movement in and between Northern Ireland, the … Read more Brexit and Northern Ireland: The Constitutional, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights and Equality Consequences