Northern Ireland

£80,000 to give MLAs and Stormont staff tablet computers

The Northern Ireland Assembly has ordered 170 new electronic tablet computers at a cost of £450 each.

The recipients include MLAs and some committee staff with the aim to enable members to work more efficiently and effectively - and to reduce paperwork.

The total cost over three years is around £80,000.

The software to be used is specifically tailored for the assembly.