The Northern and Western Regional Assembly is crafting a vision for our region that is vibrant, connected, natural, inclusive and smart. Simply we have three clear objectives. The NWRA is working to create BETTER PLACES by adopting best practice in international spatial and economic development. Achieving COMPETITIVENESS by optimising EU and exchequer funding and harnessing the strengths of our ‘place’, through COLLABORATION.

News & Events


Partners from Csongrád County in Hungary and The Northern and Western Region of Ireland peer reviewing action plans at the @TRINNO_project Partner Meeting today

5th interregional learning event has started in #Slovenia in the premises of KIKštarter. Giulia Lazzeri from Arezzo Innovazione (Lead Partner of TRINNO Project) addressing project flow until the end of 2 year
#EU #meeting #project #flow #TRINNO

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fifth Interregional Learning Event of TRINNO Project will take place in Kamnik, Slovenia, between 18-19 April 2018. Event will take place at KIKštarter, coworking entrepreneurship centre and incubator. Event is organised by @SrceSlovenije


We are very proud of our friends in Ballaghaderreen for their special community welcome and true leadership, well done all

Congratulations Ballaghaderreen on winning @peopleawards this evening for showing true community spirit to a group of people who arrived in our town at the end of a difficult journey @BealachanDoirin

Moving on, the small town of Ballaghaderreen in Roscommon extended a Céad Míle Fáilte to Syrian refugees when an emergency centre opened in the town #peopleoftheyear

Author @cathykellybooks and Syrian refugee Ghassan Shamet presents the Community of Ballaghaderreen with #peopleoftheyear award for showing true community spirit to a group of people who arrived in the town at the end of a difficult journey

Stakeholders meetings in progress 💪💪 @interregeurope #progress #workshops

Pat McDonagh (supermac’s) our EER Ambassador, officially launches the 2018 EER Award for the @NWAssembly #eer2018 @DavidMintonDire @DonegalLEO

Join us along with @LiveTilesUI @Overstock & @Shopify in @TBBSligo next Thursday 19th April for an evening of Tech Life Balance where these leading companies will discuss opportunities to live & work on the West Coast. To register go to :

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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.