Media enquiries

Our office hours are 0900 to 1730 Monday to Thursday and 0900 to 1700 on Friday. We also operate an overnight/weekend duty service.

During office hours

Media enquiries, including requests for statements, interviews, speeches, statistics or forward diary information, should be directed to the relevant team.

Team Phone no.
First Minister, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery 0300 244 9020
Health and Social Care   0300 244 9021
Education and Skills        0300 244 9022
Justice and Veterans, Constitution, External Affairs, Culture and Minister for Refugees from Ukraine 0300 244 9023
Finance and the Economy             0300 244 9024
Social Justice, Housing and Local Government             0300 244 9025
Rural Affairs, Net Zero and Energy           0300 244 9026
Corporate         0300 244 9027

If you are not a member of the media, please call the Central Enquiries Unit on 0300 244 4000 or email

Out of office hours

Outside these hours and at weekends, journalists should contact the duty communications officer on 0300 244 0222.

Calls are logged by security staff and the duty officer will call back as soon as possible.


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