National Planning Framework Review: Regional Economic Briefings

Date: March 25, 2024

Time: 13.00

Location: The Glasshouse Hotel


Free Admission

Sligo Chamber of Commerce is proud to present a comprehensive briefing dedicated to exploring the future of regional economic development in Ireland, particularly focusing on the Northern and Western regions. With the anticipated review of the National Planning Framework (NPF) poised to address rising regional inequalities, this event is timely and significant.

Denis Kelly, Director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA), alongside esteemed NWRA economists John Daly, will provide an insightful analysis into the ongoing revision of the National Planning Framework and the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES). The dialogue will delve deep into the economic dynamics of the Northern and Western Region, addressing critical issues of regional disparities and the economic implications these hold for the future.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • The review process of the NPF and its potential impacts on regional development strategies.
  • The economic performance trends within the Northern and Western Region and how these compare at a national level.
  • Detailed examination of regional disparities in Ireland, exploring the causative factors and potential policy responses.
  • The landscape of EU funding, particularly the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and how it shapes regional economic initiatives.
  • Strategic considerations and actionable insights for stakeholders planning to contribute to the NPF review process.

This briefing is an essential platform for all interested parties, including public and private sector stakeholders, policymakers, and academic researchers, to engage with the nuances of Ireland’s regional economic planning. The NWRA’s commitment to informing and guiding the review process highlights the collaborative effort needed to foster sustainable regional growth and address the challenges of inequality.