Northern Ireland Executive

The Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive Government

The 1998 Northern Ireland Act established a Devolved Government for Northern Ireland whereby legislative control over specific powers was transferred from the UK to a Northern Ireland Assembly consisting of locally elected politicians. The Assembly then elects the Ministers who form the Executive Government which is chaired jointly by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

The Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly have responsibility for the following areas:-

  • The Economy
  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Social Security
  • Housing and Infrastructure
  • Local Government
  • Environment
  • Transport
  • Culture & Sport
  • Policing and Justice.

News & Events

NI Bureau Bulletin December 2018


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4th UK-China Regional Leaders Summit


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St. Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland


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NI Bureau Bulletin January 2018


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Good News June 2017


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