The Northern and Western Regional Assembly is playing a lead and transformative role in the success of our region. Our vision is to craft a creative, vibrant and low-carbon regional economy, by adopting international best practice in planning and development in order to create BETTER PLACES. Underpinning this approach is the commitment to enhancing COMPETITIVENESS through policies that build resilience and sustainability, working with our stakeholders to utilise EU & Exchequer funding. Achieving this will be done through a dedicated and principled approach to COLLABORATION.

News & Events


@DavidMintonDire speaking @SligoChamber Christmas lunch about north and western region as European entrepreneurial region for 2018 @NWAssembly #eer2018

Sligo is an entrepreneurial town playing its part in #eer2018 @DavidMintonDire from @NWAssembly

Nicola from @ESF_Ireland pitching on the User Roadmap Process during the joint INFORM & INIO Meeting @SouthernAssembl

@PerceiveProject presenting their early results to the joint INFORM & INIO Meeting. 🇮🇪🇪🇺 @EUFunds_Ireland @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly

Growth Targets for our region. Analysis, discussion and more on NPF at @NWAssembly @LOOKWESTie

Have you read the challenges and issues paper by @NWAssembly ? It's an excellent doc, and needs your input on the future of our exceptionally ambitious region:


.@sligococo @NWAssembly Friday 10:00 Irish time: Cllr Jerry Lundy’s report ‘Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic area - Delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’ for adoption by @EU_CoR. Watch Report: #Sligo

.@leitrimcoco @NWAssembly Friday 10:20 Irish time: Cllr Enda Stenson’s report ‘Revitalisation of Rural Areas through Smart Villages’ due for adoption by @EU_CoR. Watch live: Report: #Leitrim

.@leitrimcoco member Cllr Enda Stenson calls for a practical solution for the border in #Brexit debate #CoRplenary highlights #Citizens rights #Agriculture

What a panel of speakers at the One Region One Vision Conf today organised by @NWAssembly & WDC @LOOKWESTie Thanks to all that gave their input today #OneRegionOneVision @MayoDotIE

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Better Places

Global economic conditions and national trends in population and employment changes are impacting our regions and communities in different ways. For the first time, Ireland will have integrated and aligned Planning Policy from local, to regional, to national.


The Regional Assembly enhances the region’s competitiveness by managing the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) Regional Operational Programme 2014-202


The NWRA has a unique regional perspective. Stretching across eight counties and one city (9 local authorities), nearly 1 million people, 45,000 businesses and boasting over 65,000 3rd level students.