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Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly

Ireland's new Border, Midland and Western (BMW) Regional Assembly has been established by the Irish government, under its National Development Programme, to administer structural funds received by it from the European Union as part of its commitment to balanced regional growth in Ireland. Covering over two-thirds of Ireland's land mass (counties: Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Galway, Roscommon and Mayo), the BMW Assembly is committed to improving the quality of life in the region, through improving its infrastructure, public administration, economic development, local governance and overall quality of life.

Based on the Irish Institute's vast experience in running programs on such topics, the Assembly contacted the Institute to host a one-week program in economic development and public administration. We are proud to have hosted the Assembly's Chairman- Councilor Joe Digan (current Mayor of Co. Laois) and Director- Mr. Gerry Finn in Boston on the Assembly's first such visit to the United States from June 21 to 28.