Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

Offaly Migrant Integration Strategy

The 5 year Offaly Migrant Integration Strategy was developed from commitments which were included in the national Migrant Integration Strategy 2017-2020 ‘A Blueprint For All’, which was adopted by the Government. The national strategy commits local authorities to develop Integration Strategies and establish Migrant Integration Forums in every local authority area.

The aim of the strategy is to work towards creating an inclusive and intercultural society where all residents of the county are valued equally. In terms of nationality, ethnicity, language, culture and religion, our population is growing ever more diverse.

The 2016 Census shows that 8.5% of the population in Offaly is comprised of non-Irish nationals. The were 6,617 non-Irish nationals, where the most common non-Irish nationality was Polish (29%) followed by UK citizens (20%) and Lithuanians (16%). It is therefore essential that as Irish society is changing, public policy and service provision must change with it.

Two of the key actions contained in the Offaly Migrant Integration Strategy are:

    • Establish a Migrant Interagency Working Group to advise and monitor the Integration Strategy
    • Establish a Migrant Integration Forum through existing Public Participation Network Structures

The strategy can be downloaded here.