NUTS 3 statistical regions of the Republic of Ireland
There are eight regions at NUTS III level in Ireland. The NUTS regions for Ireland were agreed between Eurostat and the Irish Government, in line with the minimum and maximum population thresholds set out by Eurostat for the size of NUTS regions. The geographical remit of each region is defined by combining the areas under the jurisdiction of LAU-1 units of local government - the counties and cities of Ireland. Prior to 2014, each region was governed by an associated Regional Assembly. Since that date, the association between Regional Assemblies and NUTS regions has ceased. The NUTS regions are used for statistical reporting to Eurostat, while the Regional Assemblies are responsible for planning at a local government level.
|Map No.||Region Code||Region Name||Local Government areas included|
|1.||IE011||Border Region||Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan, Sligo|
|2.||IE013||West Region||Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Galway City|
|3.||IE012||Midland Region||Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath|
|4.||IE022||Mid-East Region||Kildare, Meath, Wicklow|
|5.||IE021||Dublin Region||Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin and Dublin City|
|6.||IE024||South-East Region||Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford City & County|
|7.||IE025||South-West Region||Kerry, Cork and Cork City|
|8.||IE023||Mid-West Region||Clare, North Tipperary, Limerick City & County|
North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council were unified into a single local authority for the county on 1 June, 2014. The current NUTS classification was released in 2013, and remains in place until the end of 2016, therefore Tipperary remains divided for statistical purposes in two different NUTS 3 regions until the next amendment to the classification is released in 2017, which will take into account the changes to the Local Administrative Units of each member state.
Demographic statistics by region
|Regional Authority||Population (2006)||% of population||Area (km²)||Population density||Capital(s)|
|Border||468,375||11.05||12,345.61||37.9||Dundalk, Sligo, Letterkenny,
|Republic of Ireland||4,239,848||100||70,182.24||60.4||Dublin|
Former regional assemblies
Prior to 2014, 8 regional assemblies existed in Ireland. The Statutory Instrument of 2014 abolished these assemblies. Their assets were transferred to three newly established Assemblies. These three assemblies do not correspond to the NUTS 2 regions. The NUTS regions are used for statistical reporting to Eurostat, while the Regional Assemblies are responsible for planning at a local government level. In addition, there are currently 34 Local Authority Units (LAU’s) under NUTS Level 4. Therefore while the three Regional Assemblies together govern the NUTS regions at all levels, the NUTS regions do not correspond to the Regional Assemblies.
- NUTS 2 statistical regions of the Republic of Ireland
- ISO 3166-2:IE
- NUTS 3 statistical regions of Northern Ireland
- S.I. No. 228 Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2014
- Statutory Instrument 573/2014]