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


Briefing Regional Oireachtas representatives on NPF & RSES

It's not the ocean that inspires; it is the vastness & unknown beyond. This has inspired people of the west of Ireland for generations .... Let's see what we can create in one weekend this April out in Achill @SWOutWest #vibrantregion

Getting room ready; Think tank on creating a low carbon, vibrant, connected and inclusive region @Irelandwest @Ire2040 @NWAssembly

Inspiring 'Places' and regions from around the world share one common thread.... Ambition. With our colleagues in NUIG & WDC we have our ambition. More info on

Ireland West Airport had a record-breaking year as the airport's passenger numbers increased by 7pc or 48,000 to 733,869. How can your business benefit from that, and even create more demand for those routes... @Irelandwest

We spy @adrianweckler ! Real nice focus on the potential of the West and North West in the latest issue of @CouncilReviews and the recent @NWAssembly #oneregiononevision conference

Check out the latest issue of Council Review for spotlight on this region @CouncilReviews @MayoDotIE @LOOKWESTie @NWAssembly

Congratulations to the winners in our “The Big Question” Competition at The One Region One Vision Conference, fabulous @FoxfordMill scarves are winging their way to Mark Coughlan, Ruth Hynes, Ronan Keenan and @PerryShare

News: Be inspired. Lots of moments from a great conference, but Harry Hughes is inspirational. Our region, many parts, ambitious people and momentum Video here ONE REGION ONE VISION @LOOKWESTie @StoryLabIRL @ladydotty @portershed @aoifep @NWAssembly

For the second leg of his visit to Ireland, Noah got to learn all about ERDF projets in the BMW from the @NWAssembly, via @YouTube @EUFunds_Ireland @EU_Regional 🇮🇪🇪🇺

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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.