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.

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 and Designated Public Officials

Designated Public Officials of Offaly County Council

The designated public officials of Offaly County Council include the elected members (councillors) and Offaly County Council Management Team (Chief Executive and Directors of Services).

View listing of Offaly County Council's elected members and their contact details.

View listing of Offaly County Council's Chief Executive and Directors of Services.

Strategic Policy Committees

SPC Membership.pdf

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 comes into effect on 1 September 2015. It provides that certain people who are carrying on lobbying activities must register with the Standards in Public Office Commission and must provide information about their lobbying activities. 

The Register of Lobbying will be maintained by the Standards in Public Office Commission and will be publicly accessible at www.lobbying.ie 

The Register of Lobbying will include information about:

  • Who is lobbying
  • On whose behalf is lobbying being carried out
  • The issues involved in the lobbying
  • What is the intended result of the lobbying
  • Who is being lobbied

Designated Public Officials:

The person being lobbied is a designated public official.

They include:

  • Ministers and Ministers of State
  • TDs and Senators
  • MEPs for constituencies in this State
  • Members of local authorities
  • Special Advisers
  • Secretaries General and Assistant Secretaries in the Civil Service
  • Chief Executive Officers and Directors of Services in Local Authorities

Further Information:

More information on the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 can be found at www.lobbying.ie