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Southern Regional Assembly and the Northern and Western Regional Assembly at the launching of the THRIVE scheme, on 8 February 2024

Minister O’Donnell launches new €120m fund to renovate heritage buildings in town centres

THRIVE scheme offers local authorities up to €7m to renovate disused heritage buildings in cities, regional growth centres and key towns Initiative has potential to transform town centres across the regions supporting delivery of the Government’s Town Centre First Policy   A...
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Last Chance to Join Regions in Focus 2024 – Register Now!

Adare, Limerick – The countdown is on! With only a week left until the Regions in Focus 2024 seminar and training event, the Association of Irish Regions urges you not to miss this crucial gathering for regional development. Set for February 7th-8th at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands...
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Expert panel featuring Naïma Jomni, URBACT, Lorraine O'Connor, Longford, Aoife Sheridan, Fingal, Pauline Riordan, DHLGH moderated by Karl Murphy, EMRA

Understanding URBACT’s Impact at the Custom House

The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly (EMRA) held its URBACT Info Day at the Custom House last Thursday, the 25th of January. The event was well attended with local authority staff from throughout Ireland joining us on the day. The day begun with some networking over tea and...
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Cover image of the Autumn 2023 edition of the Public Sector Magazine

EMRA in The Public Sector Magazine

Did you spot EMRA’s article ‘EMRA: Driving A Regional Agenda’ published in the Autumn 2023 edition of the Public Sector Magazine? Last year was one of high impact for the region and beyond. For the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly (EMRA), 2023 marked a...
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EU JTF Local and Regional Economic Strategies Support Scheme

  This scheme has now closed for applications.  A scheme to support locally-led initiatives in the EU Just Transition territory. The Local and Regional Economic Strategies Support Scheme provides targeted support to projects that will boost communities and the economic...
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Regional Assemblies winners of IPI Planning Awards 2023

The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly were joint winners of the IPI Planning Awards 2023 under the Research and Innovation category for the Regional Development Monitor.  The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) 2023 Planning Awards took place in Clontarf Castle on 28th September....
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Smart and Sustainable Mobility Accelerator workshop held in Dublin

The Smart and Sustainable Mobility Accelerator (SSMA) commenced its Local Authority staff training track this week, and the workshop for the Eastern and Midland Region was held in Dublin on September 27th, 2023. The SSMA programme and the Sustainable Mobility Academy (online...
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EMRA appointed as Contact Point for the European Urban Initiative (EUI)

The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly is delighted to announce it has been appointed as the Irish Urban Contact Point (UCP) for the European Urban Initiative (EUI), having been nominated by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The EMRA was only last year...
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Invitation to Sustainable Mobility Academy

The Sustainable Mobility Academy (SMA) programme has been developed by the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly, Southern Regional Assembly and Northern and Western Regional Assembly. Its purpose is to accelerate the implementation of the National Sustainable Mobilit...
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