Assembly Insider: Weekly roundup of what's happening at the NI Assembly
NICVA’s Assembly Monitor e-bulletin has been running for three years now, and after a lot of thought it was agreed it was time for a re-vamp. From Friday 12 April subscribers will find the new look bulletin in their in-box.
The bulletin, now called Assembly Insider, will still feature links to Assembly debates, but will also include analysis of what’s being said and outline any possible impact on the sector. New features include a ‘shout out’ when any of our members have been mentioned in debates, questions or committees; it will also include a note of who from the sector had an event at Stormont and some tweets of the week from our MLAs.
Lisa McIlherron, NICVA’s head of public affairs said,“When we started Assembly Insider it was one of the only places organisations could go to get accessible information about the Assembly. There was a real gap in basic information about debates and committee. In the very beginning I had to compile Assembly Insider at home on Sunday nights when the order papers finally made it onto the Assembly website! But thankfully things have really changed since then and the Assembly’s own website provides all the information anyone could want on events on the Hill and what is being discussed.
Our new look Assembly Insider will fill a new gap by having more analysis and scrutiny of what was being said, and how it impacts the sector’s work. As well as the tweets and other content we’ll also be digging out one interesting fact or statistic each week. I hope our current subscribers like the new format and find it more useful to them in their own work.”