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


Have Your Say On Europe -@EDinBlanch are recording an online chat with @gerardkiely3 Head of @eurireland
& @pjoriordan European Adviser. Submit any questions you would like to in the replies 👇
@EurodeskIreland @alanharney1 @AislingD_Cllr @Midlands103 @radiomidwest @NWAssembly

See how EU Funding has helped the city of Cork power up for an electric vehicle future. #MadeWithInterreg #RegHub @IrishRegions_EU @EUFunds_Ireland

Getting ready for day two of our virtual meeting of the INFORM and INIO networks of EU cohesion policy communicators. Some really interesting training sessions lined up for this morning. #Informinio #EUinmyregion ⁦@NWAssembly⁩ ⁦@SouthernAssembl⁩ ⁦@ESF_Ireland⁩

Launched: The RSES is as much about understanding human behaviour and trends as it is about spatial planning. In addressing weaker urban infrastructure the RSES contains Metropolitan plan for Galway and Growth Centre Plans for Athlone, Letterkenny and Sligo @NWAssembly

NWRA launches strategy to promote regional development via @rte

Regional development plan forecasts 50% growth in population of Galway @NWAssembly

Investing in Ireland's regions is the future. Well done @DavidMintonDire and @NWAssembly on the launch of the Regional & Economic Spatial Strategy for the West, North West & Border Regions

Congratulations to our @NWAssembly team but in particular @DavidMintonDire & @DenisKelly84 today, on the launch of our Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for our region. A document that focuses of a Greener, Smarter, Connected and Specialised Region.

Small opinion piece on Driving Regional Growth and the power of our second Cities @NWAssembly

Our neighbours in the @NWAssembly this morning released the new RSES strategy which creates an overarching template for the West and Border regions to develop over the next 20 years.

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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.