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.



Call is seeking studies for 2020 #CEFTransport to address missing links and cross-border connections on the core EU transport network #TEN_T

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Irish CoR Members actively participating in today's CoR- UK Contact Group talking about the implications of the recently agreed Withdrawal Agreement. @EU_CoR @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @cllrmmurphytipp @unapower @cllrkmac


European Commission published its proposal for the Brexit Adjustment Reserve 🇪🇺🇬🇧during Christmas - here's a breakdown of what can be expected:

Engaging discussions on #EUCitizenEngagement for an inclusive & transparent EU. Cllr. Declan McDonnell urged that the Conference on the Future of Europe be a “public forum for an open, inclusive, transparent debate with citizens” with continuous feedback to citizens

What an active @EU_CoR plenary session! In debate with Comm @jwojc and @EUAgri, rapporteur Enda Stenson @endastenson highlighting the importance of an inclusive rural policy and a true revival of EU rural areas to make them an attractive place to live, work and raise a family.

The ultimate objective: a balanced and fair trade agreement after #Brexit, stated our member Kieran McCarthy @cllrkmac at #CoRplenary today📜

@IrelandRepBru @corkcitycouncil @SouthernAssembl

Uncertainty is the last thing we need now in the aftermath of #Brexit says our member Michael Murphy @cllrmmurphytipp at #CoRplenary👇


#Climate “Cities role is decisive to achieve emissions reduction says @cllrkmac #Cork welcoming rapporteur @gryffroy suggestions to link #EUGreenDeal and digital initiatives with @EUUrbanAgenda #CoRPlenary @EU2020DE

"Without regions and cities...the Green Deal policies will not succeed" @CoR_President . The @EU_CoR debating how to step up climate ambition during the COVID-19 pandemic. #covid19 #EUGreenDeal

Continuing our virtual tour of the Midlands...delighted to be online with Offaly County Council this afternoon to talk EU funding and EU policy. Great engagement and lots of potential. @IrishRegions_EU @EMRAssembly @offalycoco @EUinmyRegion

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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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