The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until May 17th 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.

Please note that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect from 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 Monday 24th February 2pm

Offaly County Council is monitoring river levels in the County with regard to the current spell of unsettled weather and significant periods of rainfall.

We will continue to monitor river levels and to prepare for the deployment of defence measures if required should levels continue to rise over the week. Our crews will respond to localised flooding as required.

 The L50151 Botley Lane, Portarlington is flooded and closed to traffic; local diversions have been put in place. The L7014 Shannon Harbour to Banagher Road is also flooded and closed to traffic.

Offaly County Council regret any inconvenience caused by these essential closures.