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.


Ploughing this year? Can’t be ploughing without discussing rural matters. Delighted to be joining colleagues and @MichaelRingFG and @JPPhelan in Project Ireland tent... join the discussion there or online @Ire2040 @LeoVaradkar #Ploughing19

Find out about #EU, #consumer rights and more - row 19 stand 424
#euandme #Ploughing19 #NationalPloughingChampionships

@eurireland @ESF_Ireland @NWAssembly @EnterInnov

We are back again today in the EU Tent on Row 20.. Drop in to say hello and find out more about Ireland's #ESI Funds. We are here with our friends from the #ERDF and the #EMFF. #Ploughing19 #EUPloughing #EUinmyRegion 🇮🇪🇪🇺


Team #EUINMYREGION at your service! The #erdf #esf & #emff EU funds are busy telling their stories of EU funding at the #ploughing19. Visit us at the EU tent today & tomorrow!

Great day ahead for Day 2 of the #NationalPloughingChampionships at #Carlow. Come and see us in Block 2, Row 19 Stand 424. @NWAssembly

Non stop today in the @eurireland and @EPinIreland tent! Thanks to all who came to visit us!! #ESF #ERDF #EMFF Cant wait to do it all again tomorrow! #Ploughing2019 #EUPloughing #EUinmyRegion 🇮🇪🇪🇺🌞


Great days meetings with @EUREGAproject partners today in. Debrecen, Hungary 🇭🇺 , lots of work to do! Followed by the flattest run I ever did!! @NWAssembly


Telling the #EUinmyregion story today at the national ploughing championships, give us a shout, we are in Block 2, row 19, stand 424.⁦@SouthernAssembl⁩ ⁦@ESF_Ireland⁩ ⁦@EUFunds_Ireland⁩

Kicking off Ten-T revision conference in Bilbao @NWAssembly @Atlantic_Arc

We are not alone! Joining other colleagues @CPMR_Europe @Atlantic_Arc in Bilbao to address Ten-T connectivity and intermodal transport in context of Brexit. Good timing with work of @SeanCanney leading Govt commitment only this week

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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.