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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

News & Events


“The farm deal worth €386.6 billion will be implemented from Jan 1, 2023, and makes up 1/3 of EU’s budget.”

Minister for Agriculture & Marine, Charlie @McConalogue addressed the NWRA this week on the planned Common Agricultural Policy reform.



In Finland 🇫🇮, the @SENDoc_NPA has tested whether wearable sensors like smart shoe insoles or wearable belts, could be used for home rehabilitation purposes and support elderly peoples´ independent living. 🏡

#DiscoverNPA stories 👉

“The reality is that the housing crisis is not just about a lack of houses, but also our failure to have empty homes occupied by families, particularly those in our towns and villages.”

Thank you @galwaydaily for highlighting the high vacancy rates in our Region.

Tune into This Week on @RTERadio1 at 1pm to hear how we bring life back into 45,000 vacant homes and help address the current housing crisis based on @NWAssembly report

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Tomorrow marks 5️⃣0️⃣ years since the Treaty of Accession was signed which started the process of Ireland joining the EU.

The NWRA is delighted to be the European Regional Development Fund Programmes managing authority for this region.

#letsbemore #EU50

Thank you Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Charlie @McConalogue TD, for a positive morning of discussions on:
⚓️ Marine infrastructure
🐟 Enterprise in coastal communities
🇬🇧 Impact of Brexit
🌍 CAP reform

On behalf of the region we welcome this update and discussion

Northern and Western Regional Assembly delivers on key objectives for 2021 despite global challenges @NWAssembly

Almost 45,000 properties lie empty in west, northwest and Border area via @IrishTimes @AILGIRE

“The importance of towns and cities to re-building and reimaging our country in light of the pandemic, is fundamental."

@donegal_news features our Vacancy and Dereliction report 👇🏻

"The region must be provided with the resources to employ a team of full-time vacant and derelict officers, to allow each local authority identify, analyse, and tackle the level of vacancy and dereliction."

Thank you @galwayad for featuring our report


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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.