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 further notice. 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.

Green Energy & Technology

Offaly has a rich history of energy generation. ESB's giant cooling towers at Rhode have given way to a Green Energy Park which is set to embrace a number of co-located green energy projects. Bord na Mona's Mount Lucas wind farm and amenity is nearby and there are plans throughout the County for solar farms, additional windfarms, biomass/gasification projects and spin-off industries using excess heat. These spin-off industries include green energy driven data centres and horticultural produce grown in polytunnels.  Lumcloon Energy situated in West Offaly will be the largest battery storage project in Western Europe.

 

In 2020, Offaly County Council and North Offaly Development Fund CLG commissioned RPS to undertake an Opportunity Assessment Report for Rhode in North Offaly. The full report, together with a recording of a briefing session outlining the key points are available below.

 Rhode Opportunity Assessment Report  : Rhode Opportunity Assessment.pdf (size 14.6 MB)

Energy Cross Roads Presentation : link to presentation

For further information or to discuss setting up a green energy/technology business in Offaly, please contact Local Enterprise Offaly on info@leo.offalycoco.ie