Northern Ireland Office

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What we do

We ensure the smooth working of the devolution settlement in Northern Ireland.

NIO is a ministerial department, supported by 4 agencies and public bodies.

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Our ministers

Our management

Permanent Secretary for the Northern Ireland Office
Director, Strategy
Director, Political
Chief Operating Officer
Lead Non-executive board member
Non-executive board member

Contact NIO

Office address (Belfast)

Erskine House
20-32 Chichester Street
United Kingdom

Office address (London)

1 Horse Guards Road
United Kingdom


Ministerial correspondence should be sent via this inbox.

Please note we are unable to accept hand delivered mail at our offices (including petitions). Please address your mail to the Northern Ireland Office.

To ensure that your correspondence reaches the Department, please include 'Northern Ireland Office' on the envelope as both locations are multi occupancy buildings. Alternatively, you can send your correspondence to the above email.

Press Office (media enquiries)

Press officer - out of hours


This email account is only for media queries, and is monitored by the Duty Press Officer outside normal working hours.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information requests

Freedom of Information Manager
Erskine House
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.