BECOMING THE MOST REGION IN EUROPE Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme BETTER PLACES Read More Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme COMPETITIVENESS MANAGING THE BORDER, MIDLAND
Read More Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme
Read More Delivering the €320m EU Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme

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


Interested in regional economics and the impact of Covid-19 on the west and border region? Watch a short presentation by our economist John Daly on why we need to do more @NWAssembly

@DenisKelly84 @NWAssembly Congratulations to @louthcoco on delivering this scheme! Great to see EU funding benefitting the people of Dundalk #euinmyregion

Stay tuned!😃Tomorrow in #DEVISEproject virtual staff exchange: @LMTinnovation will present the VR/AR ecosystem in the Pays de la Loire region! They will focus on @lavalvirtual online exhibition & @CLARTE_lab, a technological resources centre specialized in VR/AR & emerging tech!

Great morning spent at the official opening of the impressive Clanbrassil Street and Saoint Nicholas' Quarter Rejuvenation Scheme #EuInMyRegion


Green shoots anywhere? The National Economic Recovery Plan will be key to achieving the overarching vision of the Northern and Western Region @HousingPress @EnterInnov @NWAssembly

You are invited to an expert panel discussion hosted by @eurireland @iiea @EPinIreland which will follow @vonderleyen 1st #SOTEU address on Sep 16. With @MaryCMurphy @ReginaDo @MartinaFitzg @epc_eu
@NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl @emireland

Now is your chance to #AskThePresident @vonderleyen directly any questions you have about the #EU 👇🇮🇪🇪🇺
@NWAssembly @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @EurodeskIreland @EurodeskYouthIE @RegioUK_Ireland

In our 'What's Best for the West' we hear from David Minton, CEO of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly, who feels gov and state agencies have to be given specific regional targets to meet.
Also, Seán Rice pens his 'Home Thoughts'.

Digital edition:

#DEVISEproject partner @LMTinnovation 🇫🇷 will organise a virtual staff exchange! Laval is well-known for being a pioneer in VR/AR! Every year they organise @lavalvirtual! Our partners will focus on #digitaltransformation strategies & VR/AR technologies:

Congratulations @MaireadMcGMEP on your new role, pictured here with @NWAssembly representatives in EU building in Brussels 2018 at the launch of our @EER_Award @DavidMintonDire

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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.