Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

News

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

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.

Review of Development Contribution Scheme

Notice is hereby given that Offaly County Council has prepared a Draft Development Contribution Scheme in accordance with the provisions of Section 48 (4) the Planning & Development Act 2000, as amended.

Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council welcomes funding of €4.76 million to extend the Gr...

Cllr. John Carroll, Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, has welcomed the announcement of €4.76 million of funding to complete a further 35kms of the Grand Canal Greenway in County Offaly from Edenderry to Lough Boora. He especially welcomed the change in criteria with 100% of funding coming from central government where previously it was 60%. This significantly relieves pressure on the Council’s own financial resources to complete such valuable projects.

Press Release 22nd October 2020: Offaly County Council and Level 5 of the Plan for Livin...

Level 5 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 comes into effect from today 22nd October for a period of six weeks. The Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council Cllr. John Carroll, and the Chief Executive, Ms. Anna Marie Delaney have urged all in Offaly to play their part and adhere to the updated public health advice available on gov.ie/covid.

Greenway Extension Daingean to Edenderry Press Release Oct 15th

Offaly County Council has welcomed the funding from the Department of Transport announced as part of Budget 2021 to complete the Grand Canal Greenway from Daingean to the county boundary at Edenderry.

Town and Village Renewal Funding for Offaly October 12th

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced details of the projects that have been approved for funding under the third round of the enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme that supports towns and villages to respond and adapt to COVID-19. The focus of the funding is on measures and interventions that help towns and villages to adapt to social distancing requirements and to provide safe environments that encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise. Offaly County Council were successful with 5 out of 6 applications for Round 3 Accelerated Measure of the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCHES TULLAMORE PUBLIC WiFi4EU project

On Thursday 8th October shortly in advance of the Tullamore Municipal District meeting, Councillors and others involved gathered in O’Connor Square to welcome the immediate availability of public WiFi in the county town streetscape and various community venues around the Municipal District - upgrades to the public realm and voluntary sector venues.

Online Coding Event for the young people of Offaly October 24th

Offaly County Council is delighted to be involved in DojoMór which is a nationwide, online, coding fun-day for young people aged 7 to 17 where they can learn to create a simple game, build a website, programme electronics, create music and develop 3D models using computer coding techniques. Greatly inspired by CoderDojo, this event is an amazing opportunity for young people to be exposed to and to learn practical and valuable skills, that they will take with them for life.

Press Release 6th October 2020: Offaly County Council and Level 3 of the Plan for Living ...

Offaly, in line with the country as a whole will go to Level 3 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 from midnight tonight, the 6th October for a period of three weeks. The Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council Cllr. John Carroll, and the Chief Executive, Ms. Anna Marie Delaney have urged all in Offaly to play their part and adhere to the updated public health advice available on gov.ie/covid to ensure we protect those most at risk. Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will remain open 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday. • Áras an Chontae, Tullamore • Birr Municipal District Offices • Tullamore Municipal District Offices • Edenderry Municipal District Offices • However, in line with public health advice we strongly urge all our customers to use our services available online where possible and where possible card payments should be used. Full details of online services are available at www.offaly.ie. Face coverings are mandatory in all public buildings, and physical distancing of at least 2 metres and good hand hygiene must be maintained. Counter services for Planning, Roads, Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE ONLY. For an appointment please contact Offaly County Council on 057 93 46800. Phone service available Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part of Level 3 measures, Offaly Libraries will revert to Contact and Collect services only from Wednesday, 7th October. This means our library branches will not be open for browsing and computer visits. Full details of our Contact and Collect service are available on the Council’s website (here) which includes contact details for your local branch. Due to social distancing requirements, fewer staff are working from council offices. We ask for your patience and co-operation should there be delays in accessing the building or dealing with your queries. Office opening arrangements are subject to change. Up to date information on opening hours and services are available on offaly.ie and Offaly County Council’s social media pages. Our civic amenity centres at Derryclure, Birr and Edenderry remain open with additional measures in place. Please see https://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Environment/Recycling/ for details. The Community Call Response line is available 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm. FREEPHONE: 1800 81 81 81 or email covidsupport@offalycoco.ie. For an appointment or further information on all our services please contact Offaly County Council on 057 93 46800, email: customerservices@offalycoco.ie or check our website at www.offaly.ie Phone service available Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Alert: Boil Water Notice: Dunkerrin Public Water Scheme: Effective Date:22nd Septe...

Irish Water and Offaly County Council Obair i gcomhpháirtíocht: Working in partnership Dunkerrin Public Water Scheme Effective Date of Boil Water Notice: 22nd September 2020

Town and Village Renewal Funding Grants Offaly Round 2

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced details of the projects that have been approved for funding under the second round of the enhanced Town and Village Renewal Scheme that supports towns and villages to respond and adapt to COVID-19. The focus of the funding is on measures and interventions that help towns and villages to adapt to social distancing requirements and to provide safe environments that encourage people into towns and villages to shop and socialise. Offaly County Council were successful with all 6 applications for Round 2 which were as follows