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OFFALY LIBRARIES LAUNCHES ‘SUMMER STARS READING PROGRAMME’

OFFALY LIBRARIES LAUNCHES ‘SUMMER STARS READING PROGRAMME’

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Offaly Safe Day, 24th June - Public Survey on Safety from Gender Based Violence and Safet...

Offaly Safe Day, 24th June - Public Survey on Safety from Gender Based Violence and 3 Safety Walks in Birr, Edenderry and Tullamore

Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2022

Offaly County Council is seeking ideas in respect of projects which may be considered under this scheme and which the Council could consider for submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Road safety information has been translated into Ukrainian and Russian

Our colleagues in RSA Ireland have updated and translated their Road Safety messages into Ukrainian and Russian.

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National Enterprise Awards 2022 Acoustic Interiors - Best Start Up Award

Congratulations to Derek McCreanor and David Fitzgerald and the team from Acoustic Interiors who won the national Best Start Up award.

Minister Peter Burke, T.D. - visit to County Offaly 18th May 2022

Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke, TD, will visit Co. Offaly tomorrow 18th May and the following itinerary will be followed

Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters

Local authorities are required under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008) to identify bathing waters on an annual basis.

Minister Humphreys TD visits Offaly Regeneration funded projects Friday 22nd April 2022

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (22 April) visited projects in Offaly including Edenderry, Derryounce, Portarlington and the Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trails at Kinnitty. These projects have been funded under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme administered by the Minister's Department.

Part 8 Planning Grand Canal Greenway Walking and Cycling Route

In accordance with Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 – 2007 Offaly County Council hereby gives notice of proposals to construct a 2m wide footpath along the towpath of the Grand Canal and shared vehicular and cycling route on the carriageway of Convent View for a distance of 315m. The route of the shared facility is from the eastern end of Convent View, Tullamore to Kilbeggan Bridge, Tullamore.

National Spring Clean April 2022

National Spring Clean April 2022 Offaly County Council is encouraging all residents to participate in cleaning up their local area during the month of April as part of National Spring Clean.

EPA -Theft of a gauge containing a radioactive source

1st March 2022: The EPA was informed this morning that a Troxler Nuclear Moisture Density Gauge, containing a radioactive source, was stolen from a van at a residential property in Drogheda overnight. The gauge, used for determining the density of compacted material such as tarmacadam on roads, was stored in a locked yellow case.

Press Release Storm Eunice Severe Weather Assessment Team Offaly County Council: 3.30pm T...

A meeting took place this afternoon of Offaly County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team to prepare for the possible impact of Storm Eunice. A status Orange Wind warning is in in place for Offaly from 3am to 11am tomorrow (Friday 18th) morning. Allied to this a Yellow wind, rain and snow warning for the whole country up until 3pm tomorrow may also impact Offaly. This is subject to change and we ask people to check Met Eireann at https://www.met.ie/warnings/offaly for updates.

Controlled Burning

Controlled Burning

Press Release Edenderry MD Meeting with An Garda Siochána

The Cathaoirleach and Members of Edenderry Municipal District recently met with Superintendent Eamon Curley and Inspector Oliver Baker to discuss issues regarding policing within the District. The meeting facilitated discussions in relation to the nature and level of crime, Garda resources, community interaction and on-going communications between the Members and An Gardai.

RSA and local authorities remind landowners to cut hedgerows before March 1 to prevent po...

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) are calling on all landowners to cut their hedgerows before March 1 to ensure they are not causing a potential serious road safety hazard. Overgrown hedgerows and roadside verges can result in road fatalities and serious injury collisions. They also pose difficulties for pedestrians and cyclists and to trucks and agricultural vehicles carrying loads, especially on local rural roads in the case of sightlines at junctions or obstructions to road signs.

Offaly County Council have conferred a Civic Honour on Sr. Genevieve Hassey, Tullamore

The small ceremony was attended by Sr. Jenny, a number of her close friends, Cathaoirleach Cllr Declan Harvey, Chief Executive, Ms. Anna Marie Delaney and Mr. Denis Magner, Chairperson, St. Mary’s Youth Club Board. Speaking at the ceremony Cllr Harvey presented an engraved silver plaque to Sr. Jenny to acknowledge her long standing commitment, and dedication to St. Mary’s Youth Club and her work with the youth of Tullamore. He said that it gave him great pleasure to be make this presentation as Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council. He said he himself had joined the Youth Club when he was a pupil in Scoil Mhuire in the 1970s and Sr. Jenny was a driving force of the Youth Club at that time, paying tribute to her long years of service to the community.