The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until further notice. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

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2021 EMD Community Grant Scheme

As part of Edenderry Municipals District’s commitment to supporting communities, the former General Municipal District Allocation Fund has been revised and is now called the General Municipal District Community Support Scheme. What is the purpose of the Community Support Scheme? The purpose of the Scheme is to encourage and support individuals, community and voluntary groups to take an active part in the development of their communities and to improve the quality of life experience in their areas.

Press Release for “Games on the green” July 2021

A community initiative was developed and coordinated through the Estate Management section of Offaly County Council in partnership with Offaly Sports Partnership and the Oaklee Approved housing body to provide an opportunity for all children from 6 to 12 years of age to participate in four X 2 hour sessions of “Games on the Green” in July 2021.

Offaly County Council leads out a Period Poverty initiative in its buildings

Offaly County Council is one of a number of Local Authorities in Ireland that have launched initiatives on Period Poverty. At its meeting in April 2021, following a motion by Councillor Clare Claffey, the Council Executive committed to sourcing funding to provide free feminine hygiene products on a pilot basis. The Council’s Community Section went on to secure funding through Healthy Ireland’s Community Resilience Fund for a short-term project.

PRESS RELEASE - €138,550 AWARDED UNDER OFFALY COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2021

Offaly County Council is delighted to announce that funding totalling €138,550 was approved by its Local and Community Development Committee (LCDC) on Thursday 8th July 2021. The funding was awarded to 125 community groups under the Community Enhancement Programme 2021.

Meet the people making a difference with Offaly County Council on ‘Your Council Day’

The vital work of Offaly County Council employees and the role they will play in our county’s social and economic recovery is being highlighted on ‘Your Council Day’ on Thursday 1st July 2021.

Edenderry to benefit from €500,000 cultural project thanks to Arts Council funding

Creative Lives will work in partnership with Offaly County Council and others on an ambitious three-year project to galvanise the creative and cultural scene in Edenderry thanks to today’s announcement of a Creative Places award from The Arts Council of €500,000

DYNAMIC PURCHASING SYSTEM FOR MINOR BUILDING WORKS - TRADESPERSONS

The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) has published a Dynamic Purchasing System for Public Service Bodies to procure Plumbing Contractors (Plumbers), Electrical Contractors (Electricians) and Contractors who are experienced and competent in carrying out services/works relating to Renewable Energy Systems and Ancillary Works.

Two Offaly Winners in Green-Schools Irish Water Poster and Video Competition

Winners celebrated by Green-Schools & Irish Water at virtual award ceremony on Wednesday June 23rd 2021

PRESS RELEASE OFFALY COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021

Offaly County Council in partnership with the Offaly Independent newspaper were delighted to hold their inaugural Offaly Community Recognition Awards 2021 on Friday 18th June 2021 at 8pm. Offaly County Council decided to hold the awards in order to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding community efforts by individuals, groups and volunteers in County Offaly during the past difficult year.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR COVID [SBASC]

The expanded Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID is now closed as of 21st July 2021

HISTORIC STRUCTURES FUND 2021 – ‘RE-OPENING’ OF IRISH-LANGUAGE SHOPFRONT PILOT SCHEME

Offaly County Council wishes to invite applications to Irish Language Shopfront Pilot Scheme under the Historic Structures Fund 2021, as operated by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Irish language signs were once a common sight on shopfronts in our towns and villages, but they are an increasingly rare sight, with many a reminder of a shop long since closed. Some emerge during renovation and other works to existing shops – a reminder of a past life for a building. A new fund seeks to bring these old, often faded signs back to their former glories.

PRESS RELEASE LAUNCH OF OFFALY COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021

On the 6th of May 2021, Offaly County Council in partnership with the Offaly Independent launched the Offaly Community Recognition Awards 2021. Details of the awards are available on the Offaly.ie and Offaly Independent websites and on social media platforms. The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the outstanding community efforts that individuals and groups have delivered in County Offaly in the past year.

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Good News... Offaly Libraries are Re-Opening!

Offaly Libraries are delighted to announce that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services from Monday, 10th May.

Dynamic Purchasing System For Civil Engineering Works

The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) on 19th April 2021 has published a Dynamic Purchasing System for Public Service Bodies to procure Contractors (Economic Operators) for Civil Engineering Works – System ID 188347

Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Decision on the extension of the operat...

Each planning authority in Ireland has recently received a copy of correspondence from the Belgian Ministry of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) relating to a proposed 10 year extension to the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power plants, located near the Port of Antwerp in Belgium.

HSE/NAS walk-in, no appointment necessary COVID 19 test centre to open in Edenderry for 3...

HSE/NAS walk-in, no appointment necessary COVID 19 test centre to open in Edenderry for 3 days over Bank Holiday Weekend. A HSE/National Ambulance Service Walk-in, No Appointment Necessary Covid 19 Test Centre will open in the carpark at Scoil Bhride Primary School, Killane, Edenderry, (R45 X9 51) over the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday Monday and Tuesday from 10.00am to 5.00pm each day.

Be Summer Ready Booklet

This booklet is part of the Government of Ireland initiative to provide information to the general public on issues which may affect them during summer months in Ireland. This summer will be different from others because of the impact of COVID-19 that continues to be felt by us all. So please bear in mind all relevant Public Health advice and do not forget that all travel should be considered in line with current Government guidelines.

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Current Public Health Guidance - Offaly County Council Offices July 16th 2021

The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 19th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

HSE continues roll-out of walk-in, no appointment necessary COVID 19 test centres  

The HSE’s COVID 19 walk-in test centre programme is continuing. From Wednesday this week April 28th, a walk-in, no appointment required testing service for asymptomatic individuals will open in Tullamore, Co Offaly and operate alongside the existing GP referral COVID 19 testing service at Clonminch (Portlaoise Roundabout on the Bypass) for those with symptoms or those who are close contacts of a confirmed case.