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


Informative article on the One Region One Vision Conference in this week’s @galwayad. Limited places available at

Thanks @CTribune for great coverage of our latest @WDCInsights. Industry #employment grew 20.7% in Galway County & 15.4% in Galway City 2011-2016. Read full doc #Galway #Jobs #Industry #MEDTECH

David Minton from @NWAssembly giving us a some interesting information on the National Planning Framework at the WestBIC AGM

@LOOKWESTie @suezredmond @EOYIreland @Portwest @NWAssembly @cmcnjobs @johnbreslin @portershed @TBBSligo @StoryLabIRL @DavidMintonDire @adrianweckler @StarlingAndCo @GalEnterprise Brilliant line up

.@Irelandwest brings through 700k + to our region. Can your business leverage that? Join the excellent @donalhealy1 at this interactive event in January to learn about the new routes:

Great 1st meeting at @NWAssembly workshop European Entrepreneurial Region 2018 #EER2018 @leomhaigheo @LEORoscommon @LEOSligo @WDCInsights @LEOLeitrim @LEOcavan @DonegalLEO @GalwayCityCo @Entirl @West_BIC @MonaghanLEO @galway2020


Thanks @SeanKyneTD for his help with this Turning adversity into advantage: why 2018 is going to be the West of Ireland’s big year

Register now for the #OneRegionConf in Galway on Nov 28. We have a brilliant line-up of speakers incl. @adrianweckler, @portwest CEO Harry Hughes, @johnbreslin, @TBBSligo, @portershed & @cmcnjobs


One Region One Vision – @NWAssembly @WDCInsights Conference Galway on November 28, will focus on a burgeoning movement in the West of Ireland – a growing band of #entrepreneurs , #business people and #risk takers.

Why 2018 will be our region’s big year, join us in Galway @LEOLeitrim @LEORoscommon @LeoLongford @Loc_Enterprise

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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.