Programme of Events
Events being held in Parliament Buildings to mark the
Belfast / Good Friday Agreement
Formal Commemorative Events
7 April 2023 - Ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/ Good Friday Agreement
The event included performances as well as memories and reflections from some of the key participants in the 1998 negotiations. If you missed the event live you can watch it back by following this link.
April and July - Additional Public Tours of Parliament Buildings
An increased programme of four public tours a day will be promoted to particularly encourage those who have never visited Parliament Buildings before. The tour will be revised to incorporate both Chambers and highlights of the new display of images and items.
3 to 30 April 2023 - “Silent Testimony” Exhibition by Colin Davidson
This exhibition by renowned artist Colin features victims of the Troubles. Members of the public will be able to register for slots to visit the exhibition and also undertake a tour of Parliament Buildings. The Speaker will host a launch reception in the Long Gallery.The reception will be followed by an “in conversation” event with Colin Davidson in the Great Hall hosted by Ulster University.Launch event on 31 March 2023. Public access begins on 3 April 2023
Facilitating Other Keynote Events
6 March 2023 - British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (B.I.I.P.A)
B.I.I.P.A held a special plenary session at Parliament Buildings.
8 March 2023 - Speaker's Event to Mark International Women's Day 2023
Celebrating 25 years of Women Parliamentarians in the Assembly
TBC - North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association
The Speaker will host an event for NSIPA in Parliament Buildings. (If NSIPA has not been reconstituted, because the Assembly has not resumed business, the Speaker will agree an alternative initiative with the Ceann Comhairle)
20 April 2023 - Young People / Schools Event
An event will be held on the topic of the Agreement 25 years on ‘The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement – still ‘the only show in town?. Young people – from different schools will have an opportunity to give their views on the Agreement and the future. MLAs from each party will be invited to attend.
TBC - Youth Assembly
To reflect future generations, the Youth Assembly will host a debate on key issues impacting young people.
Information and Awareness Raising
March 2023 - Research Report – “What is the Belfast/ Good Friday Agreement”
The Research and Information Service (RaISe) will produce a report and web content to explain the contents of the Agreement.
April 2023 - Research report - 25 years of the Northern Ireland Assembly
RaISe will produce a report to reflect various stages in the Assembly’s life, suspensions, changes in its operation and reflect on its record as a legislature.
April 2023 - Seminar Series
RaISe will deliver a series (similar to the long running knowledge exchange programme) with contributions by academics to examine the detail of the Agreement and key themes
Download the Progamme in full.
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Useful information for Visitors to Parliament Buildings
Planning your visit
Wheelchair access to Parliament Buildings is via ramps at the front, east and west entrances. Parking for blue badge holders is available in the upper car park.
Please phone 028 9052 1900 to ensure availability before your visit.