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


Have you registered for Regions in Focus 2023? Senior public officials,industry & academic experts will descend upon Monaghan next week to discuss challenges facing Ireland’s regions.
Check out agenda & register here
@NWAssembly @EMRAssembly

📢 Panelists for next weeks Regions in Focus 2023!

@LorraineFitzsim of @WeAreTUDublin and @niamhmcherry of @ucddublin will discuss mobility and regional connectivity 🚶🚴

Register here ➡️

#regfocus23 @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl

Congratulations to @atu_ie and all who made this alliance connecting, education, research, innovation and society possible @EUGREENalliance has the capability to drive real change and really looking forward to connecting with partners and supporting the Work Packages @NWAssembly

7⃣ days to 'Regions in Focus 2023' in #Monaghan

Speakers include:
🟢 Niall Cussen | Planning Regulator
🟢 Prof Niamh Moore Cherry | Urban Governance & Development
Dr @LorraineFitzsim | Behavioural science & walkability, @atu_ie 🟢


🌿 National Bioeconomy Action Plan 2023-2025 🌿

The Bioeconomy Action Plan has the potential to support #regional #development objectives and #climate targets.

You can access the NWRA submission to the plan at this link 👉


Looking forward to contributing to this important event where we discuss #sustainabledevelopment in Rural and Urban contexts. The challenges require different approaches but the aim is the same: healthy, happy people and sustainable places #TUDublinSustainability @WeAreTUDublin

The NWRA welcomes @DeptHousingIRL's Vacant Homes Action Plan, which will use €150m URDF to tackle vacancy & dereliction in Ireland. 🏡

Our Jan 22 Regional Vacancy & Dereliction Analysis recommended such an approach, with our region experiencing high levels of vacancy.

- 8⃣ days to Regions in Focus 2023! ⏱️

This seminar and training event will explore regional perspectives for policy making, economic and spatial development.

📅 7th – 9th February
📍Four Seasons Hotel, #Monaghan
Register now 👉


🟢 Regions in Focus 2023 - Seminar & Training Event

📣 Speaker Announcement
We are delighted that Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath @mmcgrathtd will join as our evening speaker on 08 Feb.

Register 👉🏻

🟢 Regions in Focus 2023 - Seminar & Training Event

Speakers include:
🔵 Dr @BrianMcCann05 | Transport Engineer & Lecturer, @atu_ie
🔵 Patricia Philbin | Director of Services, @GalwayCityCo
🔵 Anne Graham | CEO, National Transport Authority


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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.