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.

Derelict Sites


The Derelict Sites Act 1990 which was enacted in June 1990 provides for more effective arrangements against land dereliction. It repeals the Derelict Sites Act 1961 and restates its relevant provisions thus consolidating the law on derelict sites and provides for an annual levy on certain derelict sites in urban areas.

Definition of “Derelict Site”

A “derelict site” means any land which detracts, or is likely to detract, to a material degree from the amenity, character or appearance of land in the neighbourhood of the land in question because of:

(a)   The existence on the land in question of structures which are in a ruinous, derelict or dangerous condition, or

(b)   The neglected, unsightly or objectionable condition of land or any structures on the land in question, or

(c)   The presence, deposit or collection on the land in question of any litter, rubbish, debris or waste, except where the presence, deposit or collection of such litter, rubbish, debris or waste results from the exercise of a right conferred by statute or common law.

List of Properties on the Derelict Sites Register at 28th March 2017.pdf

(size 98.7 KB)List of properties on the Derelict Sites Register - May 2017.pdf.pdf (size 24 KB)

List of properties on the Derelict Sites Register - 30th August 2018.xlsx (size 15.4 KB)

List of Properties on the Derelict Sites Register - 26th November 2019