The Mid-West Regional Authority (MWRA) operates under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The MWRA works closely with a number of local and public agencies/authorities to ensure coordinated development and promotion of the Mid-West Region.
Here is a list of Organisations that assist the MWRA to carry out its statutory functions:
North Tipperary County Council
North Tipperary County Council provides a wide range of local public services for the administrative area of North Tipperary. The headquarters are located in Nenagh and there are area offices in Borrisokane, Newport, Roscrea and Thurles. For more information on North Tipperary County Council please visit their website at www.northtippcoco.ie.
Clare County Council
Clare County Council is responsible for the administrative area of County Clare, excluding the Ennis and Kilrush urban areas. The Council is responsible for the provision of a number of important services. For more information on Clare County Council please visit their website at www.clarecoco.ie.
Limerick City Council
Limerick City Council has responsibility for certain local services such as sanitation, planning and development, libraries, collection of motor taxation, local roads and social housing. For more information on Limerick City Council please visit their website at www.limerickcity.ie.
Limerick County Council
Limerick County Council is the administrative body responsible for Limerick County and comprises an elected and executive structure. For more information on Limerick County Council please visit their website at www.lcc.ie.
Shannon Development is a government owned regional development company dedicated to promoting and developing the Shannon Region of Ireland. They are based in Shannon, Co Clare with regional offices in Clare, North Kerry, Limerick, South Offaly and North Tipperary. For more information on Shannon Development please visit their website at www.shannondevelopment.ie.
Shannon International Airport
Shannon Airport is the gateway to the West of Ireland and is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. Shannon Airport is part of Dublin Airport Authority plc (DAA), Registered Office Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin. The Dublin Airport Authority is an airport management company. The companies domestic operations include the running of Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. For more information on Shannon Airport please visit their website at www.shannonairport.com.
Mid-West County/City Development Boards
County and City Develoment Boards provide a forum where all relevant interests come together to plan for the future of their respective County/City areas. The Boards brings together representatives from local government, local development organisations, social partners (including the community and voluntary sector) and state agencies active at local level. The key responsibility of the CDBs is the preparation and implementation of a ten year Integrated Strategy for the Economic, Social and Cultural development of the specified area. Links to the Mid-West CDBs:
Clare County Development Board
Fáilte Ireland provides strategic and practical support to develop and sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourist destination. We work with the tourism industry in areas including business support, enterprise development, training and education, research, marketing and regional development.
Discover Ireland is operated by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, and features comprehensive information and listings for Irish accommodation, activities, events, tourist attractions and Irish holidays.
FÁS enhances the skills and competencies of individuals and enterprises in order for Ireland to further develop as a competitive, inclusive, knowledge-based economy. It strives to do this through the provision of tailored training and employment programmes that suit everyone's needs. For more informatin on FÁS please visit the following website at www.fas.ie.
IBEC Mid West regional office offers services to IBEC members in Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary and Kerry. IBEC works to shape policies and influence decision-making in a way that develops and protects members' interests and contributes to the development and maintenance of an economy that promotes enterprise and productive employment. For more information on IBEC Mid West please visit their website at www.ibec.ie/midwest.
Shannon Free Zone
Shannon Free Zone is Ireland's largest cluster of North American investments and has a successful track record as a location for international companies wishing to Invest in Europe. For more information on Shannon Free Zone please visit their website at www.shannonireland.com.
Shannon Regional Fisheries Board
Shannon Regional Fisheries Board is Ireland's largest regional fisheries board, who are charged with responsibility for the conservation and development of the wide variety of fish species available in waters covering a catchment area of over 7,000 sq miles. Their roles include protection, management, promotion and education. For more information on Shannon Regional Fisheries Board please visit their website at www.shannon-fishery-board.ie.
Limerick Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology operates under a Governing Body established under the Institutes of Technology Acts 1992 to 2006. The Institute, however, traces its origins back to 1852 when the Athenaeum Society started a School Of Arts and Fine Crafts in Limerick. In 2002/3 they celebrated 150 years of service. They offer a vast number of courses. LIT is situated in Moylish Park, Limerick. For more information on Limerick Institute of Technology please visit their website at www.lit.ie.
LIT - Tipperary (formerly the Tipperary Institute) is a dynamic higher education, development and research centre. The Institute have two campus locations, Thurles in North Tipperary and Clonmel in South Tipperary. The work of LIT-Tipperary is carried out by three specialist departments: ICT, Rural Development and Business Development. For more information on LIT-Tipperary please visit their website www.lit.ie/Tipperary
University of Limerick
University of Limerick was established by the State in 1972 as The National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick. Full university powers were granted by legislation enacted by the Irish Parliament in 1989. It is the first new University established since the foundation of the State. The University is located on a riverside campus at the heart of the 600 acre National Technological Park at Plassey, three miles above the ancient city of Limerick. For more information on University of Limerick please visit the following at website www.ul.ie
Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly
S&E Regional Assembly was established in 1999 following the designation of Ireland into 2 regions for the purposes of EU Funding. They are located at Assembly House, O'Connell Street, Waterford. For more information on Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly please visit the following website www.seregassembly.ie.
Border Midlands & Western Regional Assembly
BMW Regional Assembly was one of two Regional Assemblies established in 1999 by the Irish Government to give effect to the division of the country into two regions for Structural Funds purposes. The Headquarters of the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly is located in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. For more information on Border Midland and Western Regional Assembly please visit the following website www.bmwassembly.ie.
Irish Regions Office
Irish Regions Office (IRO) was established in 2000, with the support of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, as a Brussels based resource for the Irish members of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and their regional authorities. The activities of the office have since been expanded through a collaboration of the Association of the Irish Regions (AIR) and local authority managers to provide a wider range of services to Irish local and regional authorities. For more information on Irish Regions Office please visit the following website www.iro.ie.