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Official opening of the Clanbrassil Street and Saint Nicholas’ Quarter Rejuvenation Scheme in Dundalk

The much-anticipated rejuvenation works in the centre of town were opened by Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council, Councillor Dolores Minogue, with Cathaoirleach of the Northern & Western Region Assembly, Cllr. David Maxwell and Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Municipal District, Emma Coffey in attendance.   The works have transformed the historic centre of the town, covering Clanbrassil […]

NWRA Submission on the National Economic Recovery Plan

The National Economic Recovery Plan will be key to achieving the overarching vision of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly’s RSES; which is to develop a region that is “Vibrant”, “Natural”, “Connected”, “Inclusive” and a “Great Place to Live”, while building on a strong settlement strategy that is focused on “People and Places”. The Regional […]

NWRA Submission on the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027

A coherent approach to ERDF / ESF Operational Programmes could accelerate growth in the region. Key enablers in pursuit of this vision are priorities that make the region:   More Urban – Stronger urban infrastructure through policies encouraging more compact growth and creating a built environment conducive to sustainable growth. More Smart – Smart Region […]

EU Cohesion Funding for the period 2021 to 2027

The Northern & Western Regional Assembly along with our Colleagues in The Southern Regional Assembly, The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly, The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform & The Department of Education and Skills are coordinating a Public Consultation exercise relating to EU Cohesion Funding for the period 2021 to 2027. This engagement process will […]

Driving Regional Growth

David Minton, Director of the Northern & Western Regional Authority (NWRA). The NWRA is one of three Regional Assemblies, working with key stakeholders at EU, national, regional, and local level to accelerate regional development. Are our cities dead? That narrative has been overplayed recently, in response to Covid19, particularly during government formation talks with the […]

Strategic plan to allow the West and Border regions to compete economically with a dominant Dublin

  First ever Metropolitan plan (MASP) for Galway aims to transform the city to allow for 50% increase in population Tailored Growth Centre plans for Sligo, Letterkenny and Athlone Post Covid-19, the strategy charts a path for remote working, stronger rural communities, and better work-life balance   A plan aimed at effectively addressing the commercial, […]

Bia Innovator Campus CLG is recruiting a Project Co-Ordinator

Bia Innovator Campus CLG- Project Co-ordinator – VACANCY This is a unique and rewarding opportunity to join BIA Innovator Campus CLG and champion the development of this game-changing food innovation campus. The Board of BIA Innovator Campus CLG are looking for a highly organised and charismatic individual for the role of BIA Innovator Campus Project […]

Coronavirus: The towns most economically at risk

Having been considered one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union in recent years, the Irish economic landscape has profoundly changed due to the outbreak of Covid-19. As per the latest estimates from the Department of Finance1, the Irish economy is now projected to decline by 10.5 per cent this year, unemployment is […]