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.

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 

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