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 Storm Brendan Review: Offaly County Council 10 am 14/01/2020

Offaly County Council crews dealt with a number of trees and poles throughout the county yesterday which fell on public roads as a result of Storm Brendan. All events have been successfully resolved and we thank the public for their assistance in notifying us of these and also abiding by the advice to avoid unnecessary travel during the period of the storm.

A useful guide for preparing for dealing with the particular challenges that winter can present is available at and it details a number of practical and useful tips for being #winterready