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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 […]

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 […]