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 July 5th 2021. 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 Saturday 29th February 7pm

Offaly County Council responded to localised issues due to the high winds and flooding throughout the day. We will continue to actively monitor river levels in the County and are prepared for the deployment of defence measures if required. Offaly County Council crews will respond to issues due to the high winds when safe to do so and we will keep the public informed of updates. The public are requested to report fallen trees and branches on public roads and severe flooding issues to the out of hours service on 1890 750 750.

 

The following roads currently remain closed due to flooding:

  • Botley Lane, Portarlington L50151 remains closed due to flooding; local diversions are in place;
  • The Shannon Harbour to Banagher Road L7014-1 remains closed due to flooding;
  • The Crank Road L-7017-1 in Banagher is closed due to flooding; local diversions are in place;
  • The R438 at Anglers Rest on the Tipperary/Offaly border remains closed due to flooding. Motorists are advised to follow diversions in place.

Offaly County Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these essential closures. The Pollagh to Derrynagun Road L7020-6 was reopened today.

 Low temperatures are anticipated this weekend with some falls of sleet and hill snow forecast. If required, roads in the County will be treated in line with our Winter Maintenance Plan  https://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Roads/Winter-Maintenance/Winter-Maintenance-Plan-2019-20201.pdf. For useful tips for driving in adverse weather conditions check out https://www.rsa.ie/RSA/Road-Safety/Campaigns/Current-road-safety-campaigns/Severe-Weather-Advice/