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.


Last day here in the @eurireland tent, dont forget to pop in to see us in Row 12. #EUPloughing #Ploughing18 #euinmyregion #govploughing18 @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @EUFunds_Ireland @EPinIreland 🇮🇪🇪🇺

.@DavidMintonDire talks to the Judges of the @bankofireland Enterprise Town awards about how Sligo played a key role in securing the title of European Entrepreneurial Region 2018

Thanks to our Scottish host at the @NPA2014_2020 annual conference, great way to finish. #highlandfling @NWAssembly

Another great project supported by @NPA2014_2020 @GREBE_NPA led by @WDCInsights @NWAssembly


A lot going down at the @eurireland and @EPinIreland tent @NPAIE. Visit us at stand 265 and find out what the EU can do for you. #EUandME


@RemoAge_eu a project funded by @NPA2014_2020 helping create technological solutions to care for the elderly in remote, sparsely populated areas in their own home. @NWAssembly

Scottish Minister McKee joined the @NPA2014_2020 annual conference today via Skype #connected #nwra @NWAssembly

And we're back!!!! Drop by the @eurireland tent on row 12 @NPAIE to hear more about the #ESIF in Ireland! #EUPloughing #govploughing18 #euinmyregion @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl @EUFunds_Ireland

No #EUPloughing today. Hopefully we will be back tomorrow.. if the @eurireland tent is still in one piece. Stay safe everybody #StormAli #NoPloughingToday @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl 🇮🇪🇪🇺

After a eventful morning flying @BELFASTCITY_AIR to Inverness in #StormAli, glad to be here at @NPA2014_2020 Annual Conference @NWAssembly

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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.