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


@OFlynnATU outlining her vision for the region through innovation and partnership. One of the best public speakers / advocates we have @NWAssembly

'Our success will be your success' - President of @atu_ie @OFlynnATU reflects on the ambition and opportunity that the @NWAssembly funding will bring to the region

Thank you for joining us Allan, we are delighted to have @WesternDevCo on board to help deliver for this great region.

Wonderful to be here @portershed on this momentous day @NWAssembly - @StatesidePortal getting proceedings underway 🙌🏻

We have a queue at the door for today’s @NWAssembly programme launch. Great to see so many new and familiar faces. We look forward to seeing you all!

#Galway is region in transition but have many green shoots in terms of new business support agencies, artists and young people
🔊 Cllr David Collins at the launch of the ERDF programme @portershed @NWAssembly @eurireland

Delighted to be here @portershed on this historic day @NWAssembly launching the regional €217m programme to 2027- Mary Rodgers @StatesidePortal getting proceedings underway

Great to be at @portershed for the launch of the @NWAssembly Regional Programme for €217m of EU funding
@DhknForward @GalwayChamber

Cllr David Collins, Chair of the @NWAssembly announcing funding of €217m for the 21-27 programme here to a packed house at @portershed - @GalwayChamber delighted to be joined by many partners including Aidan Doyle of @SligoChamber for todays launch.

Delighted to chair first Monitoring Committee for the new €217m ERDF Programme @NWAssembly

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Better Places

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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.