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.

Air Pollution

Ireland as a whole may be relatively free of air pollution, when compared with other more industrialised countries.
In Ireland, air pollution is monitored by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Local Authorities. The main laws dealing with air pollution in Ireland are the Air Pollution Act 1987 and the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992; 

The EPA is responsible for processing Air Pollution Licence appeals.  For further information in relation to these appeals, and the appropriate fee payable, please refer to Air Pollution Appeals section on the EPA website at the following link:

List of Certified Operators under the European Union (Installations and Activities using Organic Solvents) Regulations, EU Solvents Regulations 2012.

List of Certified Operators under the European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 564 of 2012)