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.



Minister Eamon Ryan T.D. signs Regulations to Extend Smoky Coal Ban to a further 13 towns across the country.

Tullamore and surrounding townlands will be included in the Smoky Coal Ban from 1st September 2020 under the Air Pollution Act or “Smoky Coal” Regulations 2012.

It will be an offence to market, sell, distribute or burn any bituminous coal within the Low Smoke Zone of Tullamore.

Check out the DCENR interactive map to see if your Eircode is within the Low Smoke Zone:

Final 24.07.2020 PR Smoky Coal Regs.pdf (size 312.6 KB)

SCB 2020 Tullamore.pdf (size 6 MB)

FAQ Householders.pdf (size 219.6 KB)

FAQ Retailer Supplier.pdf (size 205.6 KB)