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Food for Thought

Over 30 leading Gastronomy experts from accros Europe will be hosted in Sligo and Galway by the Northern & Western Regional Assembly in early March.  EUREGA is a €1.7M European Territorial Cooperation project looking at food under 5 headings; Education, Health, Urban/Rural, Tourism and SME Supports. The project partners from seven different countrys across Europe […]

Place shaping the regions

With much of the political and policy attention focused on Dublin during GE2020, putting a spotlight on the regions is welcome, writes David Minton Economic performance is uneven across Ireland’s regions. For example, there are differences across household incomes, unemployment and population growth. Regions are closely connected on some measures, in others they are divergent […]

Region in Transition – The Way Forward

Study says Ireland’s Northern & Western regions face being left behind in ‘two speed economy’ • Investment in health infrastructure in the Northern and Western region is below the State average • Level of Third Level Infrastructure funding per undergraduate is significantly lower in the North and West (€141 compared to the national average of […]

EU Studies Programme – EU In My Region

This week in Galway Technology Centre (GTC), 21 leading professional from various sectors across the Northern & Western Region of Ireland commenced their EU Studies Programme. This programme designed by the Northern & Western Regional Assembly and delivered in conjunction with GTC and The Irish College, Leuven, is geared to upskilling senior staff members across […]

Planning for the next 5 years….. our new Corporate Plan

The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) was established on 1stJanuary 2015 covering Galway City & County, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Monaghan and Sligo. Located in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon the NWRA is responsible for: Regional economic and spatial planning Management of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) in BMW region Developing, implementing and promoting regional […]

Northern Periphery and Arctic 7th Call

“On Friday 5th July the SEUPB and the NWRA held a joint information seminar in the Cavan Crystal Hotel highlighting the Northern Periphery and Arctic’s 7th and final call for funding. During the seminar both Brendan Mooney (NWRA) and Declan McGarrigle (SEUPB) updated the attendees on the 7th Call and where the programmes were at […]


It is understandable that government tries to solve regional problems with central government programmes. When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. But not according to Cllr Declan McDonnell from Tara Grove, Wellpark, Galway who recently was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly. […]