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.

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Few places in the world we can do all this in one day #IRELAND2040 @NWAssembly Celebrating post launch


@Ire2040 Metro area boundaries (4): Galway and Waterford - metropolitan
areas similar to Dublin and Cork, to be determined by the Regional Assemblies, in consultation with the DHPLG and the relevant local authorities.@EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly #Ireland2040

Looking forward to briefing @NWAssembly on Technological University for the W/NW at @sligococo this morning - on this historic day for #Sligo Timing is just right! @mitchelloconnor

Making good progress at the First Moses Project Parter Meeting in @SEMRU_NUIG today. The Project which is co funded by the Interreg @atlanticarea will examine the size and growth of key strategic marine industries across the Atlantic Arc.

Delighted to start work with our colleagues at the @atlanticmoses project kick off meeting in @SEMRU_NUIG today. The Project will will examine the size and growth of key strategic marine industries across the @AtlanticArea

For the day that’s in it colleagues, keep up the good work... @SouthernAssembl @ESF_Ireland @EU_Commission

We want to hear what you have to say, the public consultation on the Issues Pape for the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern region is open until Friday 16th Feb @Ire2040 @EMRAssembly @NWAssembly


Exciting New range of Innovative Food products from the Western Coast of Europe @entirl @Bordbia @NWAssembly @LOOKWESTie @IrishRegions_EU

Help us shape the future of EU cohesion policy.
The public consultation on the future of EU Cohesion Policy is now open.
Have your say.

#EER2018 regions @iledefrance @NWAssembly & Central Macedonia sharing insights with @ECThinkTank @TelAviv @EU_Regional @Spatial4sight on how to make their entrepreneurial ecosystems future-proof @EU_CoR @EEPA_EU

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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.