The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) is one of three Regional Assemblies in the Republic of Ireland. We work with key stakeholders at EU, national, regional and local level to accelerate and optimise effective regional development.

We have three inter-related functional areas, that can develop our region best

  1. BETTER PLACES  – policy making, monitoring / oversight and promoting enhanced co-ordination in our Region through the implementation of our Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy
  2. COMPETITIVENESS – optimise EU policy and funding instruments for regional / local development priorities
  3. COLLABORATION – engage with innovative research partnerships and regional based networks to accelerate priorities identified in the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies


Denis Kelly @DenisKelly84 from @NWAssembly introduces the Irish National Authority, the 3 🇮🇪 regions, the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy and the new National Contact Point. Welcome Travis !

.@DenisKelly84 presenting at the @AtlanticArea 2021 - 2027 Launch Event, explains the role of the @NWAssembly as National Contact Point and the benefits participating in a #Interreg #AtlanticArea project

Excellent learnings on best practice successes of @TrailgazersB provided by Mary McBride project lead @donegalcouncil at Atlantic Area Annual Event in Portugal. Tomorrow brings exciting launch of new Atlantic Area Programme 2021-2027

#ERNACT #EURegionsWeek workshop
1⃣2⃣ October

⚠️ Registration C_L_O_S_E_S S_O_O_N ⚠️

Join us to understand how digitalisation can accelerate sustainable recovery and green transformation in a post-pandemic EU:

Delighted to be in Monaghan, new partner region of the programme!
A warm welcome by Cathaoirleach Sean Conlon opens the 1st Monitoring committee meeting of #NPA2021_2027 -Tomorrow:project approval decisions 🤞🤩

@Monaghancoco @NWAssembly

OURWAY project Final Conference starts with the institutional welcome of Mr Adrian Zittelli @AaZFerrari, Director General of EU in Region of Murcia and Mr Enwin Siweris @ESiweris, Programme director of @interregeurope #OurwayFinalC

Visit to the awarded Racour Station, a former #railway station converted into accommodation by private initiative, located on the #greenway (RAVel) of railway line 147.
We were atended by the owners Jo Uytterhoeven & Hilde Pottel.

New course to explore how tech can improve our communities in across the north and west via @siliconrepublic @NWAssembly @BABLEconnect @atu_ie @ERNACT @PlanningReg @DeptHousingIRL @Dept_ECC

"Research conducted by North West Regional Assembly has confirmed that the decline in the region’s economy has also been accompanied by long-term underinvestment in the region’s key infrastructure assets."


A new NWRA training course will explore how tech can improve the places we live in. 💡

Thanks @blathnaidod for highlighting our upcoming Smart Places Training programme in @siliconrepublic. 👇🏻

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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.