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


James Donlon, WestBIC, at the @TRINNO_project final event in Barcelona, presents local achievements in fostering digital transformation for SMES, accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis.

#DigitalTransformation #sme

Delighted to host Ireland’s three regional assemblies @EMRAssembly, @NWAssembly, @SouthernAssembl in the Berlaymont this morning.

They’ll be getting briefings on the Commission’s work as well as:
👩🏼‍💻 Technologies for Smart Communities
🔋EU Energy Policy
🇮🇪🤝🇪🇺EU Cohesion Policy

Interesting course in the Care and Conservation of a Medieval Ruin in Ballintubber Castle, County Roscommon 28/29 July. Call Anthony Waldron, Ballintubber Heritage Group 086 786 6774 to book a place. @HeritageHubIRE ⁦@roscommoncoco⁩ ⁦@DeptHousingIRL⁩

Day 2 of the project partner meeting is underway. @BeaujeanGilles is presenting results of the solar thermal pilot site in France. #solarthermal #co2reduction #EnergyTransition #FengTech

The transnational meeting is taking place at the moment as a hybrid online and in person meeting. Gilles from @ac3a @ChambagriPdL is presenting at the moment.

@NWAssembly moon landing #staffdayout Missing a few colleagues @NoelBallantyne @JohnDaly10 @ConallGettigan Catherine and Fiona

Formal launch of the Border Region Manufacturing Cluster (BORMAC), an industry led cluster comprising of manufacturing companies spanning border region on Mon 20th June 12:30pm at ATU Sligo with Minister of State @FrankFeighan TD. Register your place:

Fortunate to speak at ISIF conference 5 years ago questioning the role the fund can play. Exactly what we needed.

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) plans to invest €500m in Irish regional cities, including #Galway.

The NWRA welcomes news.

NWRA elected representatives Cllr Jimmy McClearn & Cllr Declan McDonnell were delighted to meet President of the European Committee of Regions @CoR_President at Leinster House yesterday.

Our thanks to @IrishRegions_EU & @SOFearghail_TD for hosting the event.

Our group are passionate in calling for a #RuralPact and #SmartVillages programme, with Cllr Enda Stenson @leitrimcoco @NWAssembly leading the way in the @EU_CoR - we warmly welcome todays discussion which we hope bring positive changes for our #Rural #Communities - follow👇

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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.