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November Assembly Meeting

On Friday 20th of  November Cathaoirleach David Maxwell will chair the scheduled November meeting of the Northern & Western Regional Assembly via ZOOM.   If you wish to attend this meeting via zoom as an observer, please request the zoom link by emailing bguckian@nwra.ie from the email address that you plan to use to access […]

Drawing Contest 2020: A green city for you!

The Atlantic Cities association is pleased to organise the Drawing Contest: Future Designers 2020. A green city for you!, within the framework of the project Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH) project, financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area programme. This contest is directed towards young Europeans aged from 3 to 17 years old who wish to […]

Application to be Managing Authority for the Atlantic Area Programme

Recently the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) submitted an application to be Managing Authority for the Atlantic Area Programme – https://www.atlanticarea.eu/ . The programme is currently managed out of Portugal. Tomorrow we have been invited to present for interview and outline our vision for the programme. We have recorded the following presentation detailing our application and […]

More than 1 in 4 private sector workers are capable of operating remotely, presenting a huge opportunity for the west and border region

  Remote working has the potential to open up an array of economic and environmental opportunities for all our towns and villages More than one in four private sector workers in Ireland is capable of working remotely and the development of co-working hubs with high speed broadband has the potential to open up an array […]

Let’s Be More

  ‘Let’s Be More’ – call for a regional accelerator programme to distribute enhanced package of EU funds in West and Border   Ireland has the highest level of regional inequality amongst EU member states. As a result, a dedicated regional investment accelerator should be set-up in Ireland’s Northern and Western region to distribute the […]

Corporate Plan and Action Plan

Developing our Corporate Plan is an opportunity to review our ‘strategic space’. The Corporate Plan is the place we integrate and align complex systems of EU programme management, national / regional spatial planning and political cycles.   Our Corporate Plan allows us to: Examine our capabilities to see if we are maximising our resources. Study the external […]

Covid-19 – Issues and Opportunities: Presentation by John Daly

At our September Assembly Meeting held in the Council Chamber in Roscommon, John Daly (Economist for 3 Regional Assemblies) presented on Covid-19 – Issues and Opportunities for the Northern & Western Region. The Presentation included: Northern and Western Region’s Economy Regional Economic Impact of COVID-19 NWRA’s Submission on the National Economic Recovery Plan A comprehensive […]

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 […]

Meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the Border, Midland & Western Regional Operational Programme

The two Regional Assemblies as Managing Authorities for the ERDF co funded Operational Programmes in Ireland held a joint virtual programme monitoring committee on the 15th September to review progress from 2019.   Good Progress was reported across both Operational Programmes.   For all priorities under the BMW ROP, a total of €247,659m in public […]

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 […]