Welcome to
East Border Region

A local authority led cross border organisation serving a population of just under 1 million people, spanning six Local Authorities, along the east coast of Ireland/N Ireland.

A Smart, Competitive

A Sustainable

An Inclusive

Cross Border Region

News and Highlights

About us, what we do and our mission statement.

Formed in 1976, EBR is one of the longest established local authority led cross border groups in Europe. The modern day EBR has developed into a multi skilled, multi faceted cross border organisation proficient in the draw down and management of EU funded projects which contribute to the economic development, social and cultural development of our region. In 2021 EBR is a partner in 9 Ireland/N Ireland INTERREG VA Projects, comprising 60 partners, to the value of €104million.

EBR provides a dedicated service to its core stakeholders, the six member Local Authorities. This service includes capacity building, both at elected member and official level, project identification and development, project coordination, management and compliance in respect of EU funded projects.

EBR operates to the highest level of corporate governance and has an excellent track record in EU compliance. As a result, EBR has developed a positive profile and reputation in Dublin, Belfast and Dublin. As a high profile member of the Association of Border Regions, EBR has established strong relationships with a range of organisations across the European Union.

Mission Statement

“To work with stakeholders throughout the East Border Region to ensure balanced and sustainable development on a cross border basis”

Office Bearers for 2024

Chair: Cllr Trevor Golden
Vice Chair: Ald Alan McDowell

Live Updates & Recent News

Final panel of the day is looking at Connecting the Island: our CE ⁦@pamela_arthurs⁩ sharing EBRs experience of cross border cooperation ⁦@pamela_arthurs⁩ ⁦@DetteHughes1⁩ ⁦@MichelleeHall⁩

Second panel discussion looking at enterprise opportunities: Invest NI, ImtertradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland

Delighted to hear the Taoiseach confirming ongoing financial commitment for the Narrow Water Bridge Project from the Shared Island Fund ⁦@MichelleeHall⁩ ⁦@pamela_arthurs⁩ ⁦@DetteHughes1⁩ ⁦@IslandShared⁩


After an amazing performance from the Shared Island Symphony, onto the first panel of the day with members of the Shared Island Youth Forum ⁦@pamela_arthurs⁩ ⁦@DetteHughes1⁩ ⁦@MichelleeHall⁩


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Our Region

The East Border Region stretches from the lakes of Monaghan in the West to the coastline of the Ards peninsula in the East, through the majestic Mountains of Mourne to the Southern Shores of Lough Neagh, from the fishing village of Donaghadee through to the cathedral town of Drogheda and the Hill of Tara in Meath and enjoys a pivotal location at the centre of the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor

The East Border Region is very well linked to national and international markets with the ports and airports of Belfast and Dublin lying just outside the Region and with strategic rail and motorway links between the two capitals running through and serving the region.

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