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.

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Today we are launching the first Horizon Impact Award to celebrate the scientists whose work has made a difference to all of us in our daily lives. Great science is what moves our world forward. #ResearchImpactEU

Apply until 28 May!

Delighted that Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade @SimonCoveney @dfatirl could join us in Brussels for this year’s #StPatricksDay reception @BOZARbrussels #Working4Irl 🇮🇪☘


What’s the EU ever done for me? #EUinmyRegion Timely look with EU elections on the way @EA_CoR @EU_CoR @LGiUIreland @IrishRegions_EU @CoR_President


Speaking at 8th Summit of Regions and Cities on how greater political leadership is required in the fight for #ClimateAction #EUlocal @ALDE_CoR @fiannafailparty

Busy day in Bucharest where I was addressing Local & Regional Politicians, Civic Leaders and International Press from across Europe on Brexit and the challenges facing Ireland. So crucial that a hard #Brexit is avoided @EPP_CoR @EU_CoR @FineGael @TippFmNews @TheNationalist


Earlier in Bucharest at the @EU_CoR Summit of Regions and Cities, Michel Barnier addressed the delegates on #Brexit and reiterated support for the Withdrawal Agreement

#Romania is honored to host The 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities #EULocal. We have the resources, capacity and strength required not only to preserve but to increase confidence in the #EU. @ro2019eu and @EU_CoR are working together for the #FutureOfEurope

The Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly, @EMRAssembly, is looking for a Head of the Irish Regions European Office & Co-ordinator of the Irish delegation to the Committee of the Regions based in Brussels. Apply before 1st April:

Looking for a new challenge? We are recruiting for the post of Administrative Officer for @IrishRegions_EU office in Brussels 🇧🇪. See the details: Deadline for applications: 4pm on Monday 1st April 2019.

'European Parliament adopts in plenary the continuation of the two territorial cooperation programmes PEACE IV and United Kingdom-Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit'

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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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