The Belfast City Council Annual General Meeting takes place on Tuesday 21 May. Newly elected Sinn Fein Councillor John Finucane will be the next Lord Mayor of Belfast.
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee will hear oral evidence from CEO of Hospitality Ulster Colin Neill as part of their inquiry into tourism in Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Work and Pensions Committee have launched a joint inquiry into welfare policy in Northern Ireland. The deadline for written submissions is Friday 24 May.
Elections to the EU Parliament take place across Europe from 23-26 May. Polling day in Northern Ireland is 23 May and votes will be counted from 8am on Monday 27 May.
Parliament will be in recess from 24 May to 3 June.
A special EU summit will be held on 28 May to begin the process of nominating the next leaders of the EU institutions.
Prime Minister Theresa May will bring the Withdrawal Agreement Bill before Parliament on the week commencing 3 June. She will set out the timetable for her departure after the vote.
The ballot to replace Dr Andrew Murrison as Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee will take place between 10am and 1.30pm on Wednesday 12 June in Committee Room 16. Only members of the Conservative Party can be nominated for the post.
The Belfast Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new Chief Executive.
Upcoming Key Political and Business Events
21 May, NI Chamber Customs Declarations Training
21 May, Bertie Ahern Lecture at Queen’s ‘Peace Process – In light of Brexit Issues’
22 May, Meet Belfast Chamber Event
22 May, Queen’s University, Working with teams under pressure
23 May, CBI Annual Dinner Northern Ireland
23 May, NI Chamber Business Lunch with Department for International Trade
23 May, IoD NI New and Renew Member Lunch
23 May, Women in Business: Influence the Decision Makers
23 May, European Parliament elections in the UK
24 May, European Parliament and local government elections in the Republic of Ireland
24 May, Referendum on Divorce in the Republic of Ireland
24 May, Referendum on directly elected Mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford
28 May, University of Ulster Northern Ireland Graduate Recruitment Fair
28 May, NILGA Elected Member Planning Training
Belfast PCSP Strategic Assessment and Action Plan 2019/20 Belfast City Council. Deadline 29 May.
Timetable and Work Programme for the Preparation of the Northern Ireland Flood Risk Management Plan 2021-2027 Department for Infrastructure. Deadline 28 June.
Connect, Invest, Transform Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council 10 year investment plan. Deadline 30 June.
Draft Disability Action Plan 2019-20 Belfast City Council. Deadline 9 July.
A City Imagining – Cultural Strategy 2020-2030 Belfast City Council. Deadline 10 July.
Reshaping Breast Assessment Services Department of Health. Deadline 19 July.
Reshaping Stroke Care Department of Health. Deadline 19 July.