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Derry hosts Northern & Western Regional Assembly meeting

11 March 2019

Members of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, the body established by the Irish Government to take a lead role in promoting the North West region counties, met in Derry last week.

The delegation, led by An Cathaoirleach of the Assembly, Cllr Seamus Coyle, and attended by elected members from the Councils of Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Monaghan, Mayo and Cavan held the meeting in the Guildhall.

The delegation met with the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr John Boyle along with the Chief Executives from both Derry City & Strabane and Donegal County Councils to hear about the new and integrated approach  to create a prosperous, thriving and sustainable City Region.

Mayor Cllr Boyle welcoming the members to the city said he was delighted they had chosen to travel to Derry for their meeting and to get an update on the positive work being done by both Councils at a regional, national and international level to promote the North West City region.

An Cathaoirleach of the Assembly, Cllr Seamus Coyle acknowledged the collaborative work being done in the North West area and commended the positive work to date by the two Council Chief Executive’s to ensure collaboration and synergy in promoting the region.

Cllr Seamus O Donnell, An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, and also a Member of the Assembly, said huge progress had been made in selling the City region to governments and national and international markets and praised the positive working relationship between Derry/Strabane and Donegal Councils and their commitment to securing investment and prosperity to the City Region.