2018 local parliaments

Launch of 2018 NI Pensioners Parliament - Eddie Lynch (COPNI) and Ivan Baxter (Chair of Age Sector Platform)

Right - Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People NI, and Ivan Baxter, Chair of Age Sector Platform, launch the 2018 NI Pensioners Parliament

2018 will again see local parliaments being held in each council area.  These parliaments will take place between March and June 2018 and will ensure that older people’s views from every council area in Northern Ireland are represented.

Each local parliament will run from 10.30am until 3.30pm, and will feature interactive voting, discussion and Q&A with an expert panel and a panel of local Councillors.

At present, Age Sector Platform can confirm eight out of the eleven parliaments and hopes to confirm the remaining three as soon as possible (subject to council support).

Click HERE to register online for your local parliament now!

Block bookings

If your group would like to block book spaces for a parliament, a booking form can be downloaded to collect individuals’ details. Once this form is returned, Age Sector Platform will then confirm your block booking by phone or email.

Download a block booking form for your group


Council Area Date Venue & Location
Belfast City Friday 9 March 2018 City Hall, Belfast

Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon

Tuesday 27 March 2018 Craigavon Civic Centre, Craigavon
Ards & North Down Tuesday 17 April 2018 Marine Court Hotel, Bangor
Antrim & Newtownabbey Friday 20 April 2018 Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey
Fermanagh & Omagh Friday 4 May 2018 Westville Hotel, Enniskillen

Mid Ulster

Friday 11 May 2018 Burnavon Centre, Cookstown
Mid & East Antrim Tuesday 15 May 2018 Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena
Newry, Mourne & Down Friday 18 May 2018 Canal Court Hotel, Newry
Derry City & Strabane Tuesday 22 May 2018 Guildhall, Derry/Londonderry
Causeway Coast & Glens Wednesday 6 June 2018 The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine
Lisburn & Castlereagh To be confirmed To be confirmed


Organisations and businesses

If you work for an organisation or business, and would like to find out more about how you can promote your product or service at any of the local parliaments, please contact Age Sector Platform on 028 9031 2089 or email info@agesectorplatform.org.