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.

Traveller Accommodation Options

Traveller Accommodation Options

The Council provides and manages both standard and specialist accommodation for the traveller community.  A five year programme for the provision of accommodation for traveller families is in place which sets out the targets for the provision of various forms of accommodation such as the following:

  • Standard accommodation in Local Authority/ Approved Housing Bodies/RAS/Leasing/HAP accommodation.
  • Group Housing which allows for the accommodation of a number of Traveller families at the one location in small estates.
  • Serviced Halting Sites - where Traveller’s caravans/mobile homes can be accommodated on bays which have serviced units.

Click here to download the Traveller Accommodation Programme 2019 - 2024.docx (size 424 KB)   

The Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee (LTACC) for county Offaly is comprised of County Councillors, Council officials, Travellers and Traveller Representatives as required under the Housing (Traveller) Accommodation Act 1998. This Committee advises the Council on all matters relating to travellers and in particular their housing needs.