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.


Cllr Patsy O’Brien passing on the chain for 2018/2019 to Cllr Seamus Coyle from Monaghan. Very timely appointment to have a border representative and committed politician in the Chair of the NWRA @MayoDotIE @MonaghanCoCo @MonaghanLEO @NWAssembly


Councilor Seamus Coyle from Monaghan is our new Cathaoirleach

How can we create stronger rural economies and communities? That was the topic for discussion in Westport last week, addressing Project Ireland 2040 National Strategic Outcome No. 3

Do you have an project idea involving partners from the North West Europe programme area? Funding currently available: Deadline for applications 22 November 2018 @INTERREG_NWE #Interreg

EER delegation led by the @CoR_President on an evaluation mission to the Region of @loweraustria. #EERAward #EER2017

Director of the @NWAssembly, @DavidMintonDire speaks to @highlandradio about the new online hub initiative to promote the West coast of Ireland as an attractive region to live and work, launched by @SeanKyneTD Listen here:

As Ireland celebrates its 45th year in the #EU, Irish #Cohesion Policy is featured in @EU_Regional 's Panorama Magazine with a focus on a selection of projects & an interview with Minister @Paschald …

Collaborative initiative promotes benefits of Atlantic Economic Corridor for families, individuals & entrepreneurs

2/3 11 New Irish @interregeurope projects: @NWAssembly (3) on agro-food value chains; greenways; and digital tech SMEs (this one led by @ERNACT with @donegalcouncil); @SouthernAssembl (2) on renewable energy investment; and on modal shift...

Think you know what the Atlantic Economic Corridor is about....not just about roads Check it out @NWAssembly

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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.