Who We Are

The North East region is part of the larger Border Region Border Region Mapwhich derives its name from its location in relation to Northern Ireland. The North East region comprises the counties of Louth, Monaghan and Cavan. The North East region has a number of key urban settlements, including the towns of Dundalk, Drogheda, Cavan and Monaghan. 

Key Facts

Some key employment and skills facts about the Border Region include:-


north East Region Key Facts

Figures - Q3 2015 – Action Plan for Jobs

*National average is 29% of population with a third level education

** National average is 37.7% for managerial, professional and technical occupations. The border region has the highest proportion engaged in Skilled Trades nationally.

Employment by Sector - Q1 2015 


Employment by SectorEmployment by Sector 2

* Services include wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities, information and communication, financial, insurance and real estate activities, professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities, public administration and defense, education, human health and social wok activities.

Strengths Of the Region and Priorities for Development

Strengths & Priorities