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


Delighted to welcome @DavidMintonDire to @ATU_Mayo to speak to our senior staff on distinctiveness of @NWAssembly 🙌🏻

@DavidMintonDire of @NWAssembly gave an overview of the Northwest Region from a European and regional perspective at our @ATU_Mayo campus.

AgroRES partner, @DevonCC, arranges AgroRES Interregional Event 4 in Exeter, the United Kingdom.

@ARSIALlazio @AGENEXORG @BucharestIlfov @UMWL_Lublin @NWAssembly @pkliitto @itsligo #cleanenergy #renewableenergy #agrores #energytransition #energysecurity

AgroRES Interregional Event has started! Two days of interregional learning on renewable energy ahead arranged by @DevonCC!
@ARSIALlazio @AGENEXORG @pkliitto @UMWL_Lublin @BucharestIlfov @itsligo @NWAssembly @interregeurope #renewableenergy #cleanenergy #EnergyTransition #agrores

👉Leah Ryan from @ERNACT, demonstrated during the @CARPE_DIGEM study visit, #IaaSproject & service, how thanks to the wonder of #VR, SMEs will be able to experience a variety of promising solutions from a range of #tech providers without leaving their factories❗️


👏 Delighted to have Patrick Devine from @NWAssembly at today's training sharing an evaluator's insight on writing an #EUFunding application!

@NWAssembly is the national contact point for several #Interreg EU funding programmes

💻👉 Learn more here:

As part of the #TRINNO project Irish Partner @West_BIC and stakeholders from @LEOLeitrim @LEORoscommon @LongfordLeo attend a Study Visit in Slovenia (Katapult) Start-up accelerator in rural environment.


@DavidMintonDire, @NWAssembly Director, & Declan McGarrigle, @SEUPB Programme Manager, about how does the emerging North West #DigitalTransformation plan fit with regional-level innovation, digital transformation and crossborder development plans


Stay tuned! Next week we are hosting a @CARPE_DIGEM staff exchange that can make a positive contribution to strategies to develop and dynamize regional digital innovation ecosystems:

Celebrating both our Irish and European identity #europeday2022 @NWAssembly

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Better Places

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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.