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

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.

Offaly County Council welcomes funding announcements under Just Transition and Peat Restoration

Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, John Carroll welcomed the announcement of funding of over €5.5m for Offaly specific projects under Strand 2 of Just Transition.  Allied with other regional projects which will also benefit the county and the announcement of €108m for peat restoration projects in the Midlands,  the Cathaoirleach described the projects chosen as “representing innovative and inspiring plans from businesses, local authorities and communities in Offaly who are committed to creating a green and sustainable economy for the region.”

The Offaly specific projects approved for provisional funding are:

Building Resilience and Adaptability in Primary School Children through STEM in Impacted Communities

Offaly County Council

119,000

Offaly

Edenderry Carbon Challenge: Feasibility Study

Edenderry Tidy Towns

70,000

Offaly

Ferbane Food Campus and Innovation Centre

Ferbane Business and Technology Park CLG

595,000

Offaly

Green HQ for Offaly

Offaly Local Development Company and Green Offaly

960,298

Offaly

Lough Boora Discovery Park and Midlands Cycling Destination - Sustainable Connections 2020

Offaly County Council

998,155

All counties

Real Leaf Farm

Galway Herb Farm Limited t/a Real Leaf Farm

1,000,000

Offaly

Rhode Green Energy Park

Offaly County Council

807500

Offaly

Rhode Green Energy Park Integration Study

Newleaf

100,000

Offaly

 

St Joseph's Community Centre Development

Kilcormac Development Association

435,853

Offaly

 

 

Strategic Area Response Plan Implementation

Shannonbridge Action Group

405,960

East Galway, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath

Traveller Community Enterprise and Social Farming Project

Offaly Traveller Movement

997,738

Offaly

Tullamore Enterprise Space and Infrastructure

Offaly Innovation and Design Centre CLG

476,000

Offaly

 Offaly will also benefit from regional projects as well.  For a full list of these see:

Just Transtion Strand 2 Funding

For more on peatlands restoration see:

Peatlands Restoration Press Release Department of Environment, Climate and Comunications