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 further notice. 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.

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Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Congratulations Shane Lowry

The Cathaoirleach, Councillor Peter Ormond, and Members of Offaly County Council extend their congratulations to Shane Lowry on his success in The (British) Open Golf Championships over the weekend. The Chief Executive on her own behalf and on behalf of the staff of Offaly County Council joined with the members in offering congratulations also.

The Cathaoirleach noted that it was a proud day for Offaly and the country. Councillor Ormond said “It was one of the greatest sporting day’s, that will bring so much joy to the country”. He commented that Shane was an excellent ambassador for Offaly, an ambassador whose humility was recognised by all in the sporting world and in the wider community. He recalled that the Members of Offaly County Council had held a Civic Reception in November 2009 to honour Shane’s achievement in winning the Irish Open Golf Championship that year.

He observed that Shane had come from a family with a proud sporting heritage with his father, Brendan Lowry and two of his uncles Mick and Sean Lowry playing on the Offaly team that won the 1982 All Ireland Senior Football Championship.

Councillor Ormond noted “The Members are looking forward to meeting with Shane and congratulating him in person”. The staff of the County Council are looking forward to playing a role in the homecoming celebrations.

Shane Lowry