News 10th January 2020

NIOGN Statement on the “New Decade, New Approach” deal to restore the Northern Ireland Assembly

by Connor McLean

The Northern Ireland Open Government Network (NIOGN) cautiously welcomes the proposed document ‘New Decade, New Approach’ from the British and Irish Governments.

The aspirations set out in ‘New Decade, New Approach’ could change many lives, the document outlines some major proposals and could have a positive impact on the culture of politics in Northern Ireland, we particularly welcome the objective of strengthening the transparency and accountability of the Executive and provisions for greater citizen engagement.

As with any new proposal, over time, we will monitor the outworking of the document and continue to seek to hold government to account on their commitments.

New Decade, New Approach can be viewed here…