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


@DavidMintonDire @atu_ie @SimonHarrisTD Thank you @DavidMintonDire for your support and for that of @NWAssembly 💪🏻

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Apply now for Phase 1 of the @Newfrontiersnw program starting on April 13th.

Join this 9-evening online program to take your startup to the next level. 🚀

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Earlier this month, I facilitated and led an online stakeholder workshop on marine spatial planning on behalf of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly @NWAssembly. Read more here:

🇪🇺💶 EU Funding Event 💶🇪🇺
Just under a month to register for our one-day EU Funding event!

The one-day event will feature:
🗣️Keynote speech from Minister Pascal Donohoe (@Paschald)

🧑🏻‍💼EU Funding workshops

🗺️Launch of interactive funding map


@NWAssembly looking forward to being part of the launch this week. The connectivity afforded to the region with @HeathrowAirport is incredible @dfatirl

#Data2Sustain is a game-changer for the Northern & Western region. ⚡️

A European Digital Innovation Hub, with €5.4m funding, the venture offers SMEs free expert advice on #AI, Robotics & Blockchain technologies.

NWRA Director David Minton discusses it all here. 👇🏻


On Thursday, March 2, the Interreg North West project ICaRE4Farmswas presented at the Salon International de l'Agriculture 2023 in Paris.

@LMTinnovation @NWAssembly @CCSenergie @InnoSteunpunt @UBS_universite @UoLScience @AC3Atlantique @ChambagriPdL

Minister @SimonHarrisTD today launched the €1 billion ESF+ Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training programme, which has the fitting acronym EIST (Irish for Listen).
Cofunded by @EU_Commission 🇪🇺 & the Government of Ireland 🇮🇪
@ESF_Ireland @EUfundsIreland #EUinMyRegion

New European Hub Digital Hub, Data2Sustain to support regional SME's in the North and West of Ireland to achieve digital transformation. In colloboration with @uniofgalway, @atu_ie , @NWAssembly, @Entirl and @IMR_ie

Factsheet 9️⃣ looks at the potential uses of #SolarThermal in the Flanders region of Belgium where hot watrer is required to mix feed for calves.

@LMTinnovation @NWAssembly @CCSenergie @InnoSteunpunt @UBS_universite @UoLScience @AC3Atlantique @ChambagriPdL

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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.