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.

Fire Service Operations

Bog Fire

Fire operations relate to the resources that Offaly County Council has to respond quickly and efficiently to fires and other emergencies throughout the county. This response consists of a pre-determined turnout of appliances and equipment based on the nature and location of the incident. Turnout involves the mobilisation of the fire fighting crews and the appropriate fire appliances.

The operational fire service in County Offaly is a retained Fire Service i.e. fire fighters carry a pager and are expected to report to a fire station within 5 minutes and go mobile to the incident as is the norm in rural Ireland.

The operational service within Offaly is provided by crew of retained fire fighters reporting to a Retained Station Officer who in turn reports to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer/ Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer (Operations), who is a professional technically qualified officer. In addition one Senior Fire officer is rostered on call each week to assist in the handling of emergency incidents.