The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until January 31st 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

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.

News

Minister Humphreys and Fáilte Ireland announce €3.2 million in funding for outdoor recrea...

From Department of Rural and Community Development •173 projects across the country to benefit under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme •Funding to develop country’s trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways •Minister Humphreys secures 20% increase in funding for outdoor projects compared to 2020

Tullamore: 4th out of 37 towns / cities surveyed- Cleaner than European Norms – IBAL Ant...

Another superb result for Tullamore, placing it among only 4 towns in the country to achieve ‘Cleaner than European Norms’ status. Six out of the ten sites surveyed received the top litter grade and there were no seriously littered sites. Top-ranking sites included Market Square, the waterside environment at Bury Quay and Lloyd Town Park – the latter was exceptionally well presented and maintained, a wonderful town park environment.

Planning

Built Heritage Investment Scheme & Historic Structures Fund 2021

Offaly County Council wishes to invite applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) for 2021, as operated by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Please be advised that the deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to 3pm, Friday 19th February 2021.

Public Access to Planning Services

In person telephone services are currently unavailable due to Covid 19 risk reduction measures, the availability of in person telephone contact shall be reviewed at close of business on Friday 22nd January 2021. Please use the email address planning@offalycoco.ie for current communications to Offaly County Council Planning Department services.

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Friday January 8th) announced details of the projects that have been approved for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. A total of €800,000 was secured for County Offaly which was the second highest amount allocated to any county nationally.

Corporate Services

Current Public Health Guidance - Offaly County Council Offices

The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until January 31st 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus. 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.

Boil Water Notice Clonbullogue lifted as of 12pm December 23rd

Following consultation with the HSE, the Boil Water Notice impacting customers supplied by the Clonbullogue Public Water Scheme in Offaly has been lifted with immediate effect.

Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works

The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) published a Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works on the 17th of December 2020 on www.etenders.gov.ie. This Dynamic Purchasing System will replac

Press Release – National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) at Offaly County Council ...

A PRESTIGIOUS national award has recognised a pioneering and innovative project that equipped the new offices of the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) in Tullamore with up-cycled furniture.

Canopy Installation Press Release December 17th 2020

Edenderry Municipal District is delighted to announce the installation of a multipurpose sheltered space on the recently refurbished public realm at O’Connell Square in Edenderry. The canopies, which are weather proof and equipped with lighting, are a further welcome addition to the Square, providing a focal point for community events.

An Age Friendly Housing Technical Advisor in every Local Authority in Ireland

Minister of State, Peter Burke, TD, Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage officially launches the Local Government Age Friendly Technical Advisors

Covid-19 Capacity Grant Scheme for Business 2020-2021

Offaly County Council invites applications for the Covid-19 Capacity Grant Scheme 2020. The scheme aims to assist businesses comply with public health guidelines in relation to Covid-19 by purchasing equipment which will increase outdoor business capacity. The maximum Grant permitted is 90% of costs with a maximum grant payment of €5,000.

Adopted Budget 2021 - Offaly County Council

Offaly County Council Adopted Budget 2021 - 23/11/2020

Good news, Offaly Libraries are re-opening- December 1st Press Release

In line with the Government's decision for the country to move to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with COVID-19 ‘with modifications’, the following arrangements will be in place for Offaly Libraries from Tuesday, 1st December.

Offaly County Council welcomes funding announcements under Just Transition and Peat Resto...

Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, John Carroll welcomed the announcement of funding of over €5.5m for Offaly specific projects under Strand 2 of Just Transition. Allied with other regional projects which will also benefit the county and the announcement of €108m for peat restoration projects in the Midlands, the Cathaoirleach described the projects chosen as “representing innovative and inspiring plans from businesses, local authorities and communities in Offaly who are committed to creating a green and sustainable economy for the region.”

Offaly County Council support for LGBTI+ Stand Up Awareness Week

The community of Offaly has come together to support LGBTI+ awareness week from 16th -20th November which this morning, the 17th November included the raising of the LGBTI+ flag for the first time at Áras an Chontae Charleville Road, Tullamore by Cathaoirleach John Carroll and young people

World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims to be marked globally on Sunday 15 Nove...

World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims to be marked globally on Sunday 15 November 24,526 killed on Irish roads since records began, equivalent of the town of Carlow RSA to host special ceremony on its Facebook page at 2pm, Sunday, 15 November featuring singer / songwriter Liam Lawton

NOTICE OF DRAFT LOCAL AUTHORITY BUDGET FOR 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Draft Local Authority Budget of Offaly County Council, for the financial year ending on 31st December 2021 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 23rd November 2020 at 2pm.