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.



Happy #EuropeDay 🇪🇺 from all of us at the Irish Regions European Office!!

An @emireland poll published today shows that support for Ireland remaining in the EU stands at 88%, and, that 79% of people believe that EU membership has had a positive impact on their lives.

Happy #EuropeDay ! Did you catch the stories in @TheSundayIndo this weekend highlighting the impact of European Investment is having in Ireland? Find info on current and upcoming #CohesionPolicy funds including #JustTransitionFund🇮🇪🇪🇺In case you missed it:

Celebrating #EuropeDay2022, 9 May, we are delighted to share fantastic stories with you. Pick up a copy of the @TheSundayIndo or check out to see some amazing work that takes place nationwide with the help of @EUfundsIreland 🇮🇪🇪🇺
#EUinmyregion #EuropeDay

📰IREO May 2022 Newsletter 📰
It's been a packed two months for the Irish Regions European Office. This thread🧵will walk you through everything we've gotten up to!

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That marks the end of the April Committee of the Regions, thanks for joining us for the past couple of days! 🙌🏻

Pleased Cork and Dublin have been selected by @EU_Commission as #MissionCities
for the Climate-Neutral Smart Cities Mission 2030.

They will be among 100 cities supported as trailblazers to accelerate their green and digital transformation.


For those wondering it’s from @ABBA’s 2021 album Voyage!

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy (@cllrkmac) makes a warmly welcomed contribution to the debate on European democratic values when he quotes @ABBA’s Ode to Joy:

“I would like to think that freedom is
More than just a word
In the grand and lofty language
Odes to freedom often go unheard”

Follow a live stream 📺 of today’s plenary proceedings below 👇🏻

Day 2 of the April European Committee of the Regions Plenary starts with a debate on “Promoting European Democratic Values Through Education to Foster EU Citizenship” 🇪🇺🗳👩🏻‍🏫

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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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