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.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

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.

Notice of Election

Local Authority:         OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL.

An election of members for each of the local electoral areas of the above-mentioned local authority is about to be held.


Nomination papers may be obtained from the address below during the usual office hours.


A person may nominate himself/herself as a candidate or may, with his/her consent, be nominated by a proposer who is registered as a local government elector in the local electoral area of the local authority for which he/she proposes to nominate the candidate.


A nomination paper from a candidate of a registered political party must have a certificate of political affiliation attached which must be produced to me with his/her completed nomination paper.


If no certificate is attached, the candidate must, before the latest time for receiving nominations, either-


  • secure 15 assents to the nomination by way of statutory declarations by local government electors registered in the relevant local electoral area (forms available from me or the registration authority), or


  • make a deposit of €100 (deposit may also be made on the candidate’s behalf).


The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on the 4th day of May, 2019.


Completed nomination papers may be delivered to me in person by the candidate or his/her proposer at any time when I am at my office, from 10am on the 27th day of April, 2019 until 12 noon on the last day for receiving nominations.


I am required by law to attend to receive nominations between 10am and 12 noon and between 2pm and 5pm on the 3rd day of May, 2019 and between 10am and 12 noon on the 4th day of May, 2019.


If the election is contested, a poll will be taken on the 24th day of May, 2019 between the hours of 7.00 am and 10 pm.


 Mary Flynn Kenny

Returning Officer

Address:          Offaly County Council,

                        Áras An Chontae,

                        Charleville Road,


                        Co. Offaly



Date:               10th April 2019