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


Greenways continues to make progress in #Ireland with the support of European Interreg funds.👏👏
Good continuation! 🚴‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚴‍♂️ @EUinmyRegion @NWAssembly @OurWay18 @interregeurope

Want to know what EU funding can do for you? Through the @AtlanticArea programme, it’s brought to life the Trail Gazers Project in Donegal. #MadeWithInterreg #EUInMyRegion #EUlocal

Bringing art from the workspace in rural areas to the wider world has always been a challenge but the Creative Edge Project, led by @WDCInsights and funded by the ERDF, has helped bring artists’ works to a global audience. #euinmyregion #CreativeMoment

Spent time lately analysing some of our strongest knowledge partnerships in supply chain mgt, digital transformation, blockchain, sustainable transport, conservation, agri and renewables @NWAssembly @InterregDEVISE @EUREGAproject @podevine @Brendan_Mooney Credit @NoelBallantyne

See how funding from the European Regional Development Fund has made the Sail Cool Route into a significant success story.
#EUInMyRegion #MadeWithInterreg

Find out more about the role of @eurireland and #HaveYourSayOnEurope with @gerardkiely3 Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland. Part 2 to follow. Thanks to Barry @EDinBlanch for the interviews. 🇮🇪🇪🇺@eurireland @emireland @NWAssembly @kshaughs99

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, Galway City Council has introduced innovative ways of engaging in public feedback. For the proposed Salmon Weir Pedestrian & Cycle bridge, the design team have developed a virtual information room. #YourCouncilDay


With the help of ERDF, Dr Aonghus McNabola and a group of colleagues from @tcddublin have been working on a programme to help save energy dependency in water networks. #energyrecovery #EUInMyRegion #MadeWithInterreg

Galway City Council is inviting members of the public to learn more about the proposed Salmon Weir Pedestrian & Cycle bridge. The design team have developed a virtual information room, where the public can read about the project:

#ProjectIreland2040 #ERDF

A tourism project funded through the @AtlanticArea programme is showing off Mayo’s Greenway on a cycle route from Scandinavia to Spain. #EuroVelo1 #MadeWithInterreg #EUInMyRegion

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Better Places

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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.