As announced in Budget 2013, an Annual Property Tax (LPT) will come into effect from 1st July, 2013.All enquiries in relation to this charge should be referred to the revenue commissioners. A dedicated lo-call number for enquiries has been set up. Please click on link below to find out more infomation.
Offaly County Council has set up a dedicated team to focus on the resolution of the unfinished housing developments in Co. Offaly. Please see below link to information for residents living in an Unfinished Housing Development
Offaly Sports Partnership has announced its 2012 Club Development Grant Scheme allocations. 12 clubs shared a total of €6,000. Please follow link to see the clubs
Attached is a DRAFT budget book for 2013, to be presented to the members on Monday at 12.00.
Hardcopies of the budget and detailed of analysis by job are available on request, after Mondays meeting.
On Thursday, 29th November, Go for Life announced the results of their small grant scheme for 2012.
The grant scheme is a joint initiative between Go for Life and the Irish Sports Council. It funds groups and clubs who cater for older people around the country so that they can buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities. Over the past eleven years, the scheme has awarded almost €4million in nearly 8,000 grants. This year, the allocation of €285,000 will benefit 872 groups across the country.
Notice is hereby given that the Draft Local Authority Budget of Offaly County Council, for the financial year ending on 31st December 2013 has been prepared and will be considered by the Council at the Statutory Annual Budget Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber, Aras an Chontae, Tullamore on Monday 17th December 2012 at 2pm.
Communities across the county are building Gathering events for Offaly for 2013. Communities, organisations and individuals attended very successful Offaly meetings in Sept 2012 to develop ideas for next year and are starting their own event committee work now. Smaller Gathering meetings can be arranged for other localities, please contact Catriona Hilliard, The Gathering 2013 Offaly County Co-ordinator for the Gathering 2013 - the email@example.com, or 0579346829
The 6th annual Hullabaloo! Offaly's Children's Arts Festival takes place from 31 October to 3 November is packed with all sorts of workshops and performances for children aged 3 to 12 years.
Offaly County Council commissioned public art projects interpreting the Grand Canal in Offaly. The documentary film 'A Grand Experience', from this project will be broadcast on Tue 16th October 2012 at 22.15, RTE 1.
The Minister announces the local government enterprise and jobs strategy - 'Supporting Economic Recovery and Jobs – Locally'. Please follow the link to download the strategy and other info.
Congrats to the recently formed Offaly Tourism Network, who launched a new offalytourism.com website on Saturday 29th Sept.
Roadworks will be commencing on Monday the 24th Sept on the R402 Edenderry To Tullamore Road in the Townland of Ballycon near Mount Lucas. A Stop/Go and Traffic Light Sysytem will be in operation.Roadworks are scheduled to finish on Thursday the 27th Sept.Motorists are advised to expect delays. OCC Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
REMINDER - Community Meetings for The Gathering For Offaly!
Tullamore in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Wednesday, 12th September, at 7.15 for 7.30 pm
& Birr in the County Arms Hotel, Thursday, 13th September, at 7.15 for 7.30 pm, please come along to make the most of The Gathering 2013 for Offaly.
Domestic Wastewater System Registration : Must Register by 1st February 2013
Launch of Offaly Calendar of Events for 2012. The Calendar is an initiative of the Tourism Interagency Group and aims to highlight festivals and events across Offaly this summer.
MidlandsIreland.ie and the Chambers of the Midland Region announce the launch of the
Best in Business Awards 2012
William Grant & Sons Ltd., the owner of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, today announced it will invest in a new, state of the art pot still whiskey and malt whiskey distillery in Tullamore town, bringing whiskey production back to the town for the first time since the original distillery closed in 1954.
In response to public demand, Offaly County Council is extending its facilities for local payment of the Household Charge before the payment deadline of March 31st. In addition to Aras an Chontae, Tullamore, payment will be accepted at Birr Civic Offices and Edenderry Town Hall from Monday to Friday (9:30am - 4:00pm). Aras an Chontae Tullamore will open specially on Saturday March 31st to receive payments (9:30am – 4:00pm).
Important Information : The Household Charge is an annual charge introduced by the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 which is payable by owners of residential property. It is a matter for owners of residential properties to register and pay the Household Charge on or after the 1st of January 2012.
A new ONLINE ONLY student grant application system is being introduced for the 2012/2013 academic year. All NEW applications will be made online to a single awardingauthority, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), a unit of City of Dublin VEC, through www.studentfinance.ie. The details of the 2012/2013 student grant scheme are due to be announced in May and the SUSI online application system will be available from that date.
Section 261(A) Planning & Development Acts 2000 –2011 – Further Matters in relation to Control of Quarries. Click on the above link to view public notice in relation to control of quarries .
Notice is hereby given that the Draft Local Authority Budget of Offaly County Council, for the financial year ending on 31st December 2012 has been prepared and will be considered by the Council at the Statutory Annual Budget Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber, Aras an Chontae, Tullamore on Monday 19th December 2011 at 2pm.
Click on the link above to download the latest Tullamore Tourist Guide 2012/2013.
The plans and artists impression of the new Tullamore Library are now available to view online
Tullamore.ie being launched today has great potential to develop further. This is a starting block for an interactive site that can be utilised by our community, but also for our community. Tullamore is extremely cognizant of the research and infrastructure analysis that is considered prior to selecting a location for doing business. Whether emerging new businesses or multi-nationals looking for a European base, site location factors are complicated and many, i.e. transportation links, infrastructure, communications technology, access to an educated workforce, growing population etc. Decisions are not taken lightly and agencies like the Enterprise Board, IDA and Enterprise Ireland work with the local authorities to attract new investment in a sustainable manner.
It is now possible for dog owners living in County Offaly to purchase Dog Licences on-line. In accordance with the Control of Dogs Act 1986, If you own a dog, you must have a dog licence. It can obtained from your local Post Office or you can now purchase your dog licence online. The licence is valid from one year from date of issue.
Notice is hereby given that the Register of Electors for 2011/2012 was published on the 1st February, 2011 and will come into force on the 15th February, 2011. The Register of Electors is available for inspection at Council Offices, Garda Stations, Post Offices and Libraries or on the Council’s website www.offaly.ie.
Persons not included on the above register may apply for inclusion onto the Supplement to this Register. Supplement application forms will be available at the above offices and website.
The Local Government (Charges) Act 2009 introduces a 200 Euro annual charge on non principal private residences, payable by the owner(s) of the NPPR to the Local Authority in whose area the property concerned is located.
You may be entitled to a Student Grant if you are pursuing a University Degree or Postgraduate Course.
Application forms and full details are available at www.studentfinance.ie