Northern Ireland Assembly Open Data

What is Open Data?

The Northern Ireland Assembly is opening up its data for other people to re-use

Transparency isn’t just about access, it is also about sharing and reuse

How can I access Open Data?

W3C documentation on Publishing Open Government Data states that:

The quickest and easiest way to make data available on the Internet is to publish the data in its raw form (e.g., an XML file)

The Northern Ireland Assembly has created a number of XML and JSON Web Services to provide easy and transparent access to their data:

How can I use this data?

The data and information available through are available under terms described in the Open Northern Ireland Assembly Licence.

You are free to:

  • copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Information
  • adapt the Information
  • exploit the Information commercially for example, by combining it with other Information, or by including it in your own product or application

You must, where you do any of the above:

  • acknowledge the source of the Information by referring back to and citing the origin or source of the data when using it; and, where possible, provide a link to the Open Northern Ireland Assembly Licence

How can I contact you?

We are happy to answer any queries you may have about these services, listen to any ideas you may have for improvements or hear how you have implemented our data into your own systems.

We can be contacted by sending an email to or by following us on twitter at @niassembly_aims

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