The Northern and Western Regional Assembly is crafting a vision for our region that is vibrant, connected, natural, inclusive and smart. Simply we have three clear objectives. The NWRA is working to create BETTER PLACES by adopting best practice in international spatial and economic development. Achieving COMPETITIVENESS by optimising EU and exchequer funding and harnessing the strengths of our ‘place’, through COLLABORATION.

News & Events


Our staff will be working remotely for a while. We had been exploring digital and remote working practices and are trained and equipped to ensure business continuity. We still have a large programme of work, so as much as possible it is business as usual.

Final day of our Kick Off meetings, a great week, we are adaptive to an ever changing world @ICaRE4Farms @NWAssembly @INTERREG_NWE @floortje_de @LMTinnovation

Small competitive support for startups connecting with global market Might interest some!! Closing date soon @NWAssembly

On day two of the @EUREGAproject visit to the West of Ireland, @DonohueElaine is presenting the Bia Innovator Campus which is currently under construction in Athenry and will provide food businesses with Kitchen space/production units as well as expertise and knowledge


At the @EUREGAproject meeting in Sligo today we got to hear about @SeaweedKitchen and the health benefits of Seaweed. Prannie Rhatigan also spoke about the @SligoFoodTrail and how it promotes local produce


At the @EUREGAproject meeting in Sligo, Aoife Brennan from Enterprise Ireland @Entirl presented @FoodWorksIRL as a Good Practice for supporting SMEs in Ireland

Dr Prannie Rhatigan author of Irish Seaweed Kitchen telling colleagues about Irish seaweed @EUREGAproject @SligoFoodTrail @NWAssembly


Full house this morning in Galway Chamber at our Policy Briefing on Tranport and Infrastructure hosted by CEO @KennethDeery - a range of topics being covered such as our local authorities, RSES, MASP and #GetGalwayMoving.


@NWAssembly has been in the news and we want to share some updates. NEWSLETTER

This morning we are talking about "Digital tools for Productivity" at the Work Smarter - Grow Faster workshop in Sligo as part of #EnterpriseWeek #MakingItHappen

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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.