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


🚨 Applications for the 2022 #OurEUStory Awards are now open!

🙌🇪🇺 Tell us how #EUFunding has transformed your organisation & community and have a shot at a cash prize!

👉Check out for more details and tips on how to prepare your entry

📣NWRA Pre #Budget2023 submission highlights:

💶 Major stimulus package for North & West required to address regional inequalities
🔻 Failure to support region will undermine Project #Ireland2040
✅ Region needs “Positive Discrimination” policy


The slick tyres are off on the EU race track, join @NWAssembly @SouthernAssembl row 16 at the ploughing today!! 🌧️ 🌧️🌧️ 🇪🇺 🇮🇪 🇪🇺🇮🇪

We back are at the National Ploughing Championships today with the European Commission and all the EU Funds! Visit us at the stand 271 (block 3, row 16) in the European Union tent to talk all things EU! #ERDF #EUinmyregion 🇪🇺☔️🚜

📢One week left!
OurWay Final Conference: #Greenways, a must to sustainable tourism🛤️🧳

🗓️ 28th September
📍European Committee of the Regions @EU_CoR

⬇️⬇️Have a loof at the program and register!
#Greenways #Turism #Sustainability

@offalycoco @NWAssembly @EU_Commission @EMRAssembly @LEOOffaly @MidlandsIreland @DistrictChamber Thanks for hosting us and demonstrating the value of European Regional Development Funds

OCC welcomed Miia Jouppi Project Manager, @EU_Commission, @EMRAssembly & @NWAssembly to #Tullamore. The visit showcased the impact EU support to national/regional authorities managing the #ERDF programmes in Ireland. #Tullamore

@LEOOffaly @MidlandsIreland @DistrictChamber

@NWAssembly still here at the @EU_Commission tent @NPAIE - drop by to learn more about ERDF funding

Great to get an opportunity at the ⁦@NPAIE⁩ to discuss with ⁦@ColmMarkey⁩ how EU funding is helping the ⁦@NWAssembly⁩ build a region for the future #EUinmyregion ⁦@EPinIreland⁩

The NWRA welcomes €2.4bn @EUfundsIreland Structural Funds Partnership Agreement which was signed yesterday with Commissioner @ElisaFerreiraEC & Minister @mmcgrathtd

Thank you @EU_Commission for continued regional support

#letsbemore #EUMyRegion

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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.