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.

Press Release 10/2/2021

Press Release 10/2/2021

 

Met Éireann has issued a yellow snow / ice warning for a number of Counties including Offaly. A band of sleet and snow spreading north-eastwards during Thursday giving snow accumulations of up to 5cm in some areas (higher over the mountains), but transitioning to rain in the west and south on Thursday night. The expected onset is on Thursday 11/2/2021 at 8am and expires Friday 12/2/2021 at 8am.

 

Offaly County Council’s severe weather response team continues to monitor the developing weather situation, liaising with the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management's Crisis Management Team, and is prepared and ready to mobilise and address issues.

 

We would ask the public to abide by all weather alerts and to check https://www.winterready.ie/en for advice on how to deal with potential adverse weather conditions. 

Our winter maintenance service will continue throughout the week with salt spreading and ploughing as required. Sufficient stocks of salt are in place to treat roads as per Offaly County Council’s Winter Service Plan https://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Roads/Winter-Service/. Our winter maintenance teams, fire service, and civil defence crews are on call 24 hours a day. Offaly County Council will endeavour to minimise disruption to the road network during the coming week but reminds all road users that additional care should be taken on all routes during periods of severe weather, never assume a road is treated and even treated routes may retain patches of ice or frost.

Those with elderly or vulnerable neighbours are asked to check in on them and ensure they are prepared to deal with this period of severe weather. The freephone Community Call Helpline is there to assist those who are medically vulnerable, or otherwise isolated and may require assistance with essentials during this time. Call Freephone 1800 81 81 81 or email Covidsupport@offalycoco.ie for assistance.

The public can contact Offaly County Council for assistance as follows:

 

Offaly County Council – Phone 057 9346800

Outside Office Hours – Phone 1890 750 750