Priority area of work within BIC:
Collaborative Spatial Planning;
Capital City: Belfast
Devolution was restored to the Northern Ireland Assembly on Tuesday 8 May 2007. The Northern Ireland Executive is made up of the First Minister, the deputy First Minister and 11 other ministers.
Northern Ireland Executive
The Executive Committee exercises executive authority on behalf of the Northern Ireland Assembly, and takes decisions on significant issues and matters which cut across the responsibility of two or more Ministers. It also agrees proposals put forward by Ministers for new legislation in the form of ‘Executive Bills’ for consideration by the Assembly. It is also responsible for drawing up a programme for government and an agreed budget for approval by the Assembly.
Appointed by the Assembly
Ministers of the Executive are nominated by the political parties in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The number of Ministers which a party can nominate is determined by its share of seats in the Assembly. The First Minister and deputy First Minister are nominated by the largest and second largest parties respectively and act as chairmen of the Executive. Each Executive minister has responsibility for a specific Northern Ireland government department.
For more information, please visit the Northern Ireland Executive website