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Dynamic Purchasing System For Civil Engineering Works

The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) on 19th April 2021 has published a Dynamic Purchasing System for Public Service Bodies to procure Contractors (Economic Operators) for Civil Engineering Works – System ID 188347

Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Decision on the extension of the operat...

Each planning authority in Ireland has recently received a copy of correspondence from the Belgian Ministry of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (DHLGH) relating to a proposed 10 year extension to the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power plants, located near the Port of Antwerp in Belgium.

HSE/NAS walk-in, no appointment necessary COVID 19 test centre to open in Edenderry for 3...

HSE/NAS walk-in, no appointment necessary COVID 19 test centre to open in Edenderry for 3 days over Bank Holiday Weekend. A HSE/National Ambulance Service Walk-in, No Appointment Necessary Covid 19 Test Centre will open in the carpark at Scoil Bhride Primary School, Killane, Edenderry, (R45 X9 51) over the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday Monday and Tuesday from 10.00am to 5.00pm each day.

Be Summer Ready Booklet

This booklet is part of the Government of Ireland initiative to provide information to the general public on issues which may affect them during summer months in Ireland. This summer will be different from others because of the impact of COVID-19 that continues to be felt by us all. So please bear in mind all relevant Public Health advice and do not forget that all travel should be considered in line with current Government guidelines.

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Current Public Health Guidance - Offaly County Council Offices July 16th 2021

The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 19th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

HSE continues roll-out of walk-in, no appointment necessary COVID 19 test centres  

The HSE’s COVID 19 walk-in test centre programme is continuing. From Wednesday this week April 28th, a walk-in, no appointment required testing service for asymptomatic individuals will open in Tullamore, Co Offaly and operate alongside the existing GP referral COVID 19 testing service at Clonminch (Portlaoise Roundabout on the Bypass) for those with symptoms or those who are close contacts of a confirmed case.

Press release from Green Offaly: Welcome to the Green Offaly web and social media platfor...

Today is the 51st Earth Day and Green Offaly has joined the World’s Largest Environmental Movement!

RSA & Gardaí issue safety appeal as 6 motorcyclists killed in collisions since start of y...

RSA & Gardaí issue safety appeal as 6 motorcyclists killed in collisions since start of year Motorcyclists reminded to ‘ease off the throttle’ Motorcyclists urged to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and high visibility clothing Drivers reminded to look, and look again for motorcyclists

Cathaoirleach plants the First Tree of Hope

Cathaoirleach John Carroll planting a Lime tree in the Camcor Park on Monday 12 April – this marks an initiative by the Councillors of Offaly County Council to provide a tree for communities in every town and village to mark hope after the pandemic and as a positive step towards tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

Funding of over €3.4m announced for Offaly under the Active Travel Scheme Press Release M...

The National Transport Authority has today (Monday 29th March) announced details of the projects that have been approved funding under the Active Travel Scheme. A total of €3,439,000 was secured for County Offaly.

HSE Covid-19 Walk in Clinic in Tullamore extends to those living 15K from the centre fro...

The walk-in/drive testing centre located at Tullamore Leisure Centre (Aura) Portarlington Road, opened on Thursday last, for one week until March 31 at from 11am to 7pm each day. The HSE local Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) working with the National Ambulance Service aim to carry out 300-500 Covid-19 tests per day

HSE Covid-19 Walk in Clinic to open in Tullamore

The first walk-in testing centre will open in Tullamore, at Tullamore Leisure Centre (Aura) Portarlington Road, this Thursday March 25 for one week until March 31 at from 11am to 7pm each day.

A joint message from HSE, Offaly County Council and An Gárda Síochána

March 23rd 2021 The HSE, Offaly County Council and An Gárda Síochána would like to thank the population of Offaly for the tremendous efforts so many of you have made in preventing COVID-19, including adhering to level 5 restrictions and staying safe at home. At different times in the past year we have successfully as a community suppressed the illness and kept our rates low. Currently however, we are experiencing high rates of COVID-19 infection in comparison to other counties.

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme funding announcement for Offaly.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has announced a €500,000 grant for Kinnitty and the surrounding hinterland of West Offaly with significant match funding of €275,300 from Offaly County Council.

Public Notice / Press Release – March 22nd 2021

Offaly County Council would like to acknowledge the enormous effort that the entire County has put into driving down the rate of Covid infection. We have successfully reduced the pressure on our health service, and we are moving in the right direction, but we are at a crossroads. Infection rates remain relatively high in Offaly.

Celebrate World Water Day by doing a Mini Walk for Water at home

To mark World Water Day on Monday 22 March, Irish Water and Green-Schools Ireland are inviting students and their families in Offaly to celebrate the value of water by doing their own Mini Walk for Water at home.

Offaly County Council Mother and Baby Homes Statement

An Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, Cllr. John Carroll, today issued a statement on behalf of Offaly County Council, in relation to Mother and Baby Homes, the text of the statement is below for your information.

Applications open today for businesses ineligible for CRSS & other sector specific grants...

Thursday, March 11, 2021 The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD today (Thursday, 11th March) opened applications for the €60m Small Business Assistance Scheme for Covid (SBASC).

Revitalising the Midlands - O’Brien and Burke announce €25.8 million for Regeneration Pr...

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, today announced €25.8 million in funding for four regeneration projects in Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath. The projects are being funded under ‘Call 2’ of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF). The URDF part-funds projects aimed at enhancing urban areas to make them more attractive places in which to live, work, visit and invest.

Cómhrá Am Lóin i rith Seachtain Na Gaeilge

8 - 12 Márta 2021 8 – 12 March 2021 PREASRÁITEAS: Tá Comhairle Chontae Uíbh Fháilí áthasach ‘Cómhrá Am Lóin’ le Cathaoirleach, Clr John Carroll, a fhógair, sraith chómhráite ag am lóin as Gaeilge mar pháirt de chlár Leabharlainne Uíbh Fháilí ar líne do Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Deir Príomhfheidhmeannach Chomhairle Contae Uíbh Fháilí, Anna-Marie Delaney, “Cuirim fáilte roimh an imeacht iontach seo i gclár bríomhar Leabharlann Uíbh Fháilí do Sheachtain na Gaeilge, mar tugann na cómhráite seo deis dúinn an Ghaeilge a chothú agus a thacú”. Beidh na cómhráite seo ag tarlú gach lá ag 1.00 i.n. ó Dé Luain, 8 Márta go dtí Dé hAoine, 12 Márta, agus pléifear ábhair éagsúla, ó chuimhní ar bhua stairiúil Uíbh Fháilí i gCraobh Iomána na hÉireann i 1981 go Gaeilge sa chóras Oideachais agus Gaeilge mar theanga bheo. Beidh ré na chómhráite 30-40 nóiméid gach lá, agus tá ticéidí le fáil ar Eventbrite.