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Extension of Closing Date for the Outdoor Seating & Accessories Scheme

Offaly County Council is making an addendum to the guidelines for The Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business. In recognition of the global demand for outdoor seating and accessories in some instances suppliers are unable to complete orders until January 2022. In these ‘exceptional circumstances’ applicants can still apply under the scheme and will receive their grants once goods are delivered and they can provide proof of deliver and in-situ. Applicants need to apply for the scheme prior to the closing date (8th October 2021) enclosing the quotes for goods, delivery dates from the suppliers and will still need to be compliant with all regulatory and planning requirements. Please note the closing date has been extended to the 8th October 2021.

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, 22nd September 2021: Public Appointments Service launches schoo...

The Public Appointments Service, through its website publicjobs.ie, has today (22.09.21) launched a new programme for second-level students that aims to spark interest in the wide variety of career opportunities that are available across the public sector. The Public Jobs Schools Resource Kit presents information about public sector careers in a new way for guidance counsellors and other teachers, to build confidence around discussing career options in the public sector with students and their parents.

ENCORE CONFERENCE 2021 Regional Collaboration for a Green and Sustainable Transition Pre...

Hosted by the Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly, the 14th Environmental Conference of the Regions of Europe, ENCORE 2021 took place online today, September 24th. The bi-annual conference of the ENCORE Network, ENCORE 2021, hosted ‘virtually’ from Tullamore in the Irish Midlands, was attended by political representatives from across Europe and wide-ranging stakeholders.

Offaly County Council Announces €30,000 Funding for Sports Governing Bodies to Deliver P...

Offaly County Council this week announced funding of €30,000 for 5 governing bodies to deliver their participation programmes in Offaly.

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Offaly & Laois Parenting Support Programme Autumn Series

Offaly Libraries together with Laois Libraries are delighted to present a series of exciting workshops and online talks for parents.

Offaly County Council wish Shane Lowry and Team Europe well

All eyes are on Wisconsin this weekend as the European Team take on the USA in the much awaited 43rd Ryder Cup. Offaly’s very own Shane Lowry tees off on Friday having qualified to play as the Captain’s pick in this years Cup.

Draft Register of Electors 2022/2023

Offaly County Council is currently preparing the Draft Register of Electors for 2022/2023. This Register of Electors will come into effect as the Live Register of Electors on 15th February, 2022.

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More services in Offaly Libraries

From Monday, 20th September 2021, Offaly Libraries are extending services further.

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Children’s Book Festival 2021 at Offaly Libraries

Offaly Libraries is celebrating CBF with an array of events and activities, part funded by Creative Ireland.

Tell us your views on N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan Link Scheme

3rd Public Consultation on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor now underway

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Sensory Offaly 2021 Programme of Events

Sensory Offaly Webinar Series aims to support the people of Offaly with the challenges they and their families may face through disability and learning differences.

Farm Plastics Recycling Bring Centres

Farm Plastics Recycling Bring Centres

Irish Water and Offaly County Council complete repairs to underground leak in

Thursday, 9 September 2021 - Irish Water working in partnership with Offaly County Council have repaired an underground leak in Pullough impacting supply to customers in Pullough and surrounding areas of Heathfield, The Back Road, The Canal Line, Derryneavy and Turraun.

Irish Water and Offaly County Council complete repairs to underground leak in Pullough

Thursday 9 September 2021: Irish Water working in partnership with Offaly County Council have repaired an underground leak in Pullough impacting supply to customers in Pullough and surrounding areas of Heathfield, The Back Road, The Canal Line, Derryneavy and Turraun.

Suspected crayfish plague outbreak Clodiagh (Tullamore) river, near Clonaslee, Co. Laois ...

The crayfish plague disease can be carried on wet equipment, so all water users (recreational users, anglers, scientific assessment/ sampling, engineering works etc) in this catchment need to put biosecurity measures in place to prevent spread of this disease and other invasive species between rivers. For more information see advice from National Biodiversity Data Centre here Crayfish plague - Biodiversity Ireland

Fayre in the Square, Tullamore - Saturday 21st August at 2pm

Family fun day in O’Connor Sq., Tullamore on Saturday 21st August at 2pm. Cognisant of Covid 19 restrictions and rising number of cases, Fayre in the Square will be a small family fun day, creating a Street Theatre atmosphere and ambience in the town with the main aim of the event to support the entertainment industry in addition to the local business and to boost the local economy. This event is funded by Offaly County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the LocalLive Performance Programming Scheme.

Spirit of Eden Festival Road Closures 15th August Town Square Edenderry

Please note on Sunday 15th August 2021, between 8.00am and 10.00pm, sections of the L-5043-1 and L-5043-2 roads along the top and side (i.e. behind town hall) of O’Connor Square in Edenderry town will be closed.

Re-Opening of Offaly County Council Offices on Thursday 5th August 2021

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

Offaly County Council Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive welcome Connected Hubs Fund alloc...

Introducing the successful applicants for the €8.8m funding on 22nd July last, Minister Humphreys referred to the new national strategy of 'Our Rural Future' which recognises hubs as ideal locations for people to work remotely, as well as acting as key economic assets for towns and villages.