News

 

Press Release Slieve Bloom Mountain Trails Friday 27th April

Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trails official ground-breaking by Mr. Charlie Flanagan, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality. Coillte, in partnership with Offaly and Laois County Councils are pleased to announce that the Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trails (MTB) project has moved one important step closer to becoming a reality. The sod was turned on Phase 1 today, 27th April 2018 by Mr. Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality. After a competitive two stage tendering process, contractors Metro Construction have been appointed to construct this phase and will work closely with Coillte and the Local Authorities to ensure a trails product of international quality.

Housing

 

Purchase of Schemes of Houses for Social Housing

Offaly County Council is seeking to purchase schemes of houses up to a maximum of 20 on one site for Social Housing purposes in County Offaly. The critera for decision to purchase would include the following: Social Housing need in the area concerned. Timescale for delivery. Value for money. Quality and design. Expressions of interest in providing houses should be sent to Director of Services for Housing , Offaly County Council, Aras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore not later than 27th April 2018. ...

Housing

 

Repair & Leasing Scheme (RLS)

Loan Scheme for repair of vacant houses and apartments in County Offaly...Do you own a vacant house or apartment that's in need of repair? Is lack of funding a problem? Would you lease the property if funding repairs were to be made available to you? The Repair and Leasing Scheme (RLS) may be for you....

 

Press Release: Grand Canal Greenway official opening by Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister ...

Offaly County Council in partnership with Waterways Ireland are pleased to announce the official opening of the Grand Canal Greenway, at Srah Tullamore on 12th of April 2018, by Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural & Community Development

 

OurCouncilDay ÁrLáSaChomhairle

Today we will be using the hashtags #ourcouncilday and #ÁrLáSaChomhairle on Twitter to talk about some of the services that city and county councils provide. Tar isteach sa chomhluadar agus nocht do chuid tuairimí faoi na seirbhísí atá á sholáthar againn! Join in and talk to us about the services we are providing in your community today! You will find details of all the services Offaly County Council provides on www.offaly.ie Our services range from business supports provided by LEO to libraries for all, roads maintenance, environmental services including dog control and rehoming and many many more You can follow us on Twitter here:https://twitter.com/offalycoco or like us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/offalycoco/ This event is being run by Offaly County Council and the communication departments in the other local authorities.

 

Birr Chambers Award

Chambers Ireland Award-Enhancing the Urban Environment. Revitalising Birr by improving the way its public realm functions.

 

Birr Municipal District winners in the Enhancing the Urban Environment Award

Well done to our colleagues in Birr Municipal District winners in the Enhancing the Urban Environment Award at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for the Birr Public Realm Project, "Revitalsing" Birr by improving the way its public realm functions

 

Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development (Rapid) Programme

Call for applications from Urban Tidy Towns groups and Urban Community Playgrounds to apply to Offaly Local Community Development Committee for the The Department of Rural and Community Development RAPID capital grant programme.

Corporate Services

 

DRAFT REGISTER OF ELECTORS 2018/2019

Notice is hereby given that the Draft Register of Electors for 2018/2019 was published on the 1st November 2017. This Draft Register of Electors can be checked at your local Post Office, Public Library, Garda Station, Courthouse or Local Authority Office.

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Significiant Investment in Offaly Library Service

Offaly Libraries are to benefit from funding of €106,260 from the Department of Rural and Community Development and 35,420 from Offaly County Council.

Enterprise & Business Services

 

Offaly – Reaching Out and Engaging with Our Diaspora

Offaly County Council is pleased to publish the Diaspora Strategy 2017-2020. Speaking about the Strategy, Chief Executive of Offaly County Council commented “The Strategy brings together key initiatives that will connect and engage Offaly’s global Diaspora to bring positive change and impact for Offaly and ensure that the Diaspora feel part of a shared progressive vision that benefits “bring home”. The ultimate focus of these initiatives is to capitalise on linkages and connections to create economic progression and jobs in the county”.

Roads

 

RSA and Gardaí Publish Mid-Year Review of Road Safety

A further 78 people could die on roads by end of year. Cyclist deaths have increased by 100%. Arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs have increased by 18%. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have today published a provisional review of road fatalities for the first half of the year.

 

Lifting of Boil Water Notice - Birr, Banagher and Dunkerrin PWS

Following advice from the Health Services Executive, Irish Water and Offaly County Council wish to notify customers that Irish Water is now in a position to remove the boil water notice from the Birr, Banagher and Dunkerrin Public Water Supplies with immediate effect.

Environment

 

Water Framework Directive

CATCHMENT SURVEYS OF THE DAINGEAN RIVER & THE SHINRONE & KILCOMIN STREAMS. Offaly County Council wish to advise of upcoming works to improve the water quality in our rivers, streams and groundwater. This work is undertaken to protect and restore our natural waters as required under the Water Framework Directive.

 

Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters

Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use.

 

Edenderry Public Realm Enhancement Works

Notice is hereby given that Offaly County Council proposes to carry out works to enhance the existing public realm at O’Connell Square and JKL St. Edenderry for a period of 8 (eight) weeks, from Wednesday 22nd February 2017to Friday 21st April 2017(both dates inclusive).