Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Date for the diary

Tom Frawley, Assembly Ombudsman and Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints will be addressing NIGAG members on 2nd April, at the offices of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

You can read more about Tom here

Meeting the Ministers

With the new Committee now in post things are continuing apace at NIGAG. The website will be updated in coming days to reflect the new postholders, but already details are up about the programme of NIGAG events in the coming year - featuring (amongst many other items) a schedule allowing members to Meet the Ministers.

First up, on 16th April is a meeting with Minister for Social Development, Margaret Ritchie, followed on May 15th when Peter Robinson, Minister for Finance and Personnel addresses members.

To find out about all upcoming NIGAG events visit and click the calendar on the right.

Monday, 18 February 2008

New chief takes up post

NIGAG members gathered at a venue near Stormont last week to elect a new committee, and new chairman. Will Chambré of Chambré Public Affairs took up the chief post after a report from outgoing chair, Breedagh Rogers of the Royal College of Midwives.

Assembly speaker, Will Hay addressed the meeting, where he emphasised the need to improve communications between the public and the assembly...which neatly matches the aims of NIGAG fact some could say that NIGAG members are one of the perfect bridges between civic society and politicians

The press release and details of all the new committee members can be found at