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


Lee Guckian - Leitrim Surf and Stephen Wrynne Way to Go Adventures outlining what slow adventure means to them at the @slowadventuring conference today in Höfn @leitrimtourism

Lots of Irish interest in the 3rd Call approved projects for @interregeurope here in Sofia, Bulgaria 🇧🇬, today. #eer2018 @NWAssembly

Great opportunity to share the Irish slow adventure experience today and looking forward to the knowledge exchange with all the @slowadventuring partners @NPA2014_2020

RT @antsoares67: Speakers at @CCBSCrossBorder 23 March seminar "EU #CohesionPolicy Beyond 2020" incl Hugh Quigley, Visiting Prof EU Regulatory Affairs @UlsterUni , Brid Quinn, expert on EU policies, and Caitlin Conneely of @NWAssembly . Book for free at …

@eolasmagazine @NWAssembly Well organised conference folks, well done to all at Eolas

David Minton addresses #planningireland as Director of @NWAssembly to deliver its interpretation of the NPF.

@Irelandwest are attending the ‘Connecting Tourism’ event in Sligo today with the @NWAssembly great work being done region wide to develop a collaborative approach to to promoting tourism in the West and North West of Ireland

Kicking off our connecting tourism event in Sligo today

📢Have you already checked our video?? 🎬🎬Also, don't forget you can still participate in our EU Consultation until the end of February - 3️⃣DAYS LEFT!! ➡️

#interreg #AtlanticArea #EER2018 Second Call for Projects from 15/03 to 01/06 2018. €43M in ERDF Support across Ireland, UK, France, Spain and Portugal. Read here the full announcement:

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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.