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 Tuesday 25th February 2020 1pm

Offaly County Council continues to monitor river levels in the County. We are prepared 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 following roads are currently impacted:

Botley Lane, Portarlington L50151 is flooded and closed to traffic; local diversions have been put in place.

The Shannon Harbour to Banagher Road L7014-1 is flooded and closed to traffic;

The Pollagh to Derrynagun Road L7020-6 is flooded and closed to traffic;

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

Wintry showers, mainly of hail and sleet, will become increasingly widespread during the day leading to icy patches. Some snow accumulations will also occur.

Please take a minute to check out our Winter Maintenance Plan at https://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Roads/Winter-Maintenance/Winter-Maintenance-Plan-2019-20201.pdf .  Please also see maps below of the routes which may be treated according to the Plan. 

Never assume any road is treated and adjust your driving accordingly.  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/