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.

Press Release Thursday 27th February - 1pm

Offaly County Council continues to monitoring river levels in the County. We are prepared for the deployment of defence measures if required and our crews continue to respond to localised flooding.

The following roads are currently impacted:

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 Pollagh to Derrynagun Road L7020-6 remains closed due to flooding;

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 regret any inconvenience caused by these essential closures.

 

Met Eireann has issued a weather warning alert for a band of very strong winds, associated with storm Jorge (Hor-hay) which will extend across the Country during Saturday morning and persist through the rest of the day and into the night.Southwest veering westerly winds of mean speeds 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h expected. Offaly County Council crews will respond to issues due to the high winds when safe to do so.  

 

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/