The EU’s overall political goals are developed collectively by its institutions. The Commission’s work is steered by a College of Commissioners, and led by its President. The Commissioners work on specific policy priorities that are set out by the Commission President.
The aim of the representation office is to provide a voice to the European Commission in Ireland and to communicate EU affairs at a national and local level.
Their role is to:
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland provides information on the European Parliament’s role and powers, on the Irish MEPs and their activities and on issues currently being considered by Parliament which are of significance for Ireland and for Europe as a whole.
www.gov.ie is a central portal for government services and information. It combines the websites of Irish government departments and is a trusted source that makes interactions with the government more user-focused.
The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) is one of three Regional Assemblies in the Republic of Ireland. They work with key stakeholders at EU, national, regional and local level to accelerate and optimise effective regional development.
They have three inter-related functional areas
The Southern Regional Assembly is part of the regional tier of government in Ireland. It has a remit for the Southern Region, one of three in Ireland which were established in 2015 as the regional tier of government. It incorporates three Strategic Planning Areas, also known as NUTS III regions for the purposes of EU funding, and ten local authority areas: Carlow, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Cork City, Cork County, Kerry, Clare, and Limerick.
The Assembly forges links between the EU, and national and local levels through Regional Spatial and Economic Planning and European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) for the benefit of the Southern Region and beyond.
The main roles of the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly are to:
Pobal works on behalf of Government, and in conjunction with communities and local agencies, to support social inclusion and local and community development.
SOLAS is the State agency tasked with building a world-class Further Education and Training (FET) sector to fuel Ireland’s future.
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) leads the strategic development of the Irish higher education and research system with the objective of creating a coherent system of diverse institutions with distinct missions, which is responsive to the social, cultural and economic development of Ireland and its people and supports the achievement of national objectives.
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