The New Assembly: Making Sense of It All

With the election over, the MLAs are once again occupying the blue benches at Stormont, and the processes of government are in motion. But what do the next five years hold in store for the Northern Ireland Assembly?

The party make-up of the Assembly is very similar to the previous mandate. However, with a new Official Opposition, and with fewer Departments, Ministers and Assembly Committees, the political landscape is completely changed.

Alongside uncertainty around these developments, other questions loom large. How will the new Programme for Government, which will take a radically different approach from its predecessors, work in practice? And what are the Executive parties’ priorities for the next five years?

On 23 June, Chambré Public Affairs will hold a landmark seminar on the new Assembly. Featuring context and analysis from noted commentators, key stakeholders, and Executive party representatives, the seminar will provide an unparalleled insight into the workings of our legislature. Chaired by UTV’s Jamie Delargy, within the impressive surroundings of QUB’s Riddel Hall, the seminar is a must-attend for anyone planning to engage with the new Assembly and its Executive.

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to attend, and be part of the discussion around the future direction of government in Northern Ireland.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

By Train: The nearest station to Riddel Hall is Botanic. Once there, the venue is a 20 minute walk, or a five minute taxi journey

By Car: Riddel Hall has several large car parks on site. In the unlikely event that these are full, additional on-the-street parking is available on the Stranmillis Road

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Jack Gibson with any queries you may have. He can be contacted at or on 028 9026 8600.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellation policy is as follows: (1) cancellations 14 or more days before the event: £70+VAT cancellation fee per delegate; (2) cancellations less than 14 days before the event: no refunds. Cancellations must be notified in writing to Chambré Public Affairs. No charge will be made for replacement delegates. Transfer of any confirmed booking between events is not possible. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme and change the speakers without prior notice. Chambré Public Affairs is unable to grant extended credit and therefore must request that full payment be made within 30 days from the date of invoice. Should payment not be received within 30 days from the date of invoice, Chambré Public Affairs will apply an administration charge of £40+VAT, likewise for payments made to our account in error.