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.

Storm Brendan Weather Alert: Offaly County Council: 13/01/2020: 11am

Storm Brendan Weather Alert: Offaly County Council: 13/01/2020: 11am


A meeting took place this morning of Offaly County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team to prepare for the possible impact of Storm Brendan.  A status Orange weather warning is in in place for Offaly from Monday 13th January 3rd at 08.00am to Monday 13th January 03.00pm. This is subject to change and we ask people to check Met Eireann at for updates.

The main message as of now is to stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks. Members of the public are urged to be vigilant during the period of the warning and watch out for fallen trees or other debris. Check out the for advice on driving in adverse weather conditions


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