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


Stephen Hynes of @SEMRU_NUIG briefing our Spanish stakeholders on the work involved in @atlanticmoses @AtlanticArea @NWAssembly

2nd day of @atlanticmoses proyect meeting in @MaritimoBilbao


Dr. Liam Carr joined the other Moses project partners via Skype to discuss Marine Sustainability tool kits ⁦@SEMRU_NUIG⁩ ⁦@AtlanticArea⁩ ⁦@NWAssembly⁩

2nd MOSES Project partner meeting ⁦@aztitecnalia⁩ outside Bilbao. Lots to discuss in relation to the sustainability of Blue Growth.

Ready for the #Communication Interreg Europe seminar in Dublin ☘️ #OurWay #GreenwaysHeritage

View from the office at @atlanticmoses partner meeting in Bilbao @NWAssembly @SEMRU_NUIG


Demonstrating commitment to effective regional growth @SligoChamber @Paschald @sligococo @ESF_Ireland @IRLDeptFinance @IRLDeptPER @NWAssembly


Productive @eolasmagazine roundtable meeting in Monaghan today discussing key national infrastructure projects with @markfoleyce @IDAIRELAND @Entirl @NWAssembly @louthcoco @MeathChambers #NorthSouthInterconnector

Members of the @NWAssembly adopted the first draft Regional & Economic Strategy this morning. Public display from 19th Nov with Cathaoirleach Seamus Coyle ... all info on

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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.