The Executive Office


by David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service ... more
18 December 2018
The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) has today published the Outcomes Delivery Plan 2018-19 Mid-Year Report... more
30 November 2018
The 2019/20 T:BUC Camps and Central Good Relations funding programmes are now open for applications.... more

Our responsibilities

Social Change

The Delivering Social Change framework co-ordinates key actions across government to take forward work on priority social policy areas

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Good Relations and Social Change

Good relations and social change, building a united community.

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Strategic Investment and Regeneration

Strategic Investment, Regeneration and International Relations Division, Maze/Long Kesh, Regeneration Sites, Strategic Investment Board

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European Union

Information regarding ongoing business with the European Union and work across the Northern Ireland Civil Service relating to the UK leaving the EU.

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Making Government Work

Programme for Government, Budget, improving public services, civil contingencies, public appointments, information management and Reports of decisions taken by Northern Ireland Departments.

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British/Irish, Joint Ministerial Committee, North/South, European Policy and Co-ordination

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Promoting Northern Ireland

International relations, NI Bureau in Washington, NI Bureau in China and Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels.

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Honours and congratulatory messages - how Honours are awarded, how to nominate someone you think deserves an award and how congratulatory messages are issued

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Statistics and Research

The Executive Office Statistics and Research teams provide statistical suport to policies and programmes, and produce a number of national and official statistics publications.

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Our documents


Historical Institutional Abuse consultation

Closing date: 10 February 2019

Draft Childcare Strategy

Closing date: 13 November 2015

Access to information

How to request information from the Executive Office including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

Management and structure

The Executive Office is managed by a Departmental Board, made up of senior staff who meet with the Head of the Civil Service every month to discuss strategic issues and to plan, priortise and report on progress... more


Contact us

SD03 Stormont Castle
Stormont Estate

Telephone: 028 9037 8055

Alternatively contact us using our feedback form.

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