The Irish Regions European Office (IREO) is a specialised support service which acts as a bridge between Irish local and regional government and the European Union, explaining and guiding its stakeholders through the Brussels scene and promoting Irish interests and best practices at the European level.

Operating as part of the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly and with the support of the Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government, our focus is on bringing the EU closer to the wider local government sector and vice versa.



The preparatory projects are importnat tools for developing strong main project applications. Preparatory projects can run for 6 or 12 months, depending on how "matured" the project idea is


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28.09.22 | Annual event 14-20
29.09.22 | Launch event 21-27

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🌳 ENVE Commission Meeting 🌳
The last CoR meeting before the summer break and it’s a packed agenda. Debates include:

🔋Energy Package on gas, hydrogen and methane

🏙 Inclusion of Cities and Regions in COP27

👚 Sustainable and Circular textiles

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Excellent news for continued cross border cooperation and great opportunities for funding for local authorities in the border region @NWAssembly @EMRAssembly

Check out our round up from the Committee of the Regions' 150th plenary session 👇🏻

💶 ECON Commission Meeting 💶
A busy final ECON Commission meeting before the summer break with debates on:

🖥 Digital Cohesion

💾 EU Chips Act

🥃 Geographical Indicators in the EU

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📢 Offering objective information about Europe's policies, initiatives and programmes has never been more critical. That's why the European Commission has recently launched the Building Europe with Local Councillors initiative. To find out more:

🇪🇺🇮🇪 Day 2 of June Plenary 🇮🇪🇪🇺

Day 2 of the CoR’s June plenary kicks off with a debate on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

A debate which features a guest statement from MEP Ciaran Cuffe (@CiaranCuffe)

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy (@cllrkmac) speaks in support of the EU Enlargement Package calling it “an endorsement of the values we hold dear. Values if peace, co-operation and support”

🇪🇺 June Plenary 🇪🇺
A huge couple of days here in Brussels for the Irish European Committee of the Regions delegation.

Highlights include:
🗳 Election of a new President of the Committee of the Regions
🖥 Improving Working Conditions for Online Work
🇪🇺 EU Enlargement Package 2021

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The European Union adopts legislation in a number of areas that have a direct impact on Member States and on local and regional authorities.

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Established in 1994, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) is an EU advisory body composed of 350 local and regional elected representatives.

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To help achieve its various policy objectives, the European Union provides financial support for activities to be undertaken by organisations, including local and regional authorities.

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One of the four key functions of the Irish Regions European Office is to enable local and regional actors to make the most of having their own permanent physical presence at the heart of Europe with all that entails in terms of tapping into useful connections.

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