Monaghan County Council Update on Level 5 Service Provision: 21st October 2020

Press Release

21st October 2020

Monaghan County Council Update on Level 5 Service Provision

The Government has announced that, from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, all of Ireland will be placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID, for a period of 6 weeks, until Wednesday 2 December. This action is based on current public health advice and the deteriorating situation with the disease across the country.

Monaghan County Council’s Management Team have reviewed the implications of the Level 5 restrictions on the delivery of Council services and operations.

As providers of essential public services all our offices, except the Motor Tax Office, will remain open during the Level 5 restrictions. An appointments-only service will be in operation in the Motor Tax Office.

All County Council repair, maintenance and construction services will remain operational.

If you need to avail of these services please email or or by contacting us by phone at the following numbers.

Housing Emergency Repairs047 30515Environment042 9661240
Housing047 30502Roads047 30597
Planning047 30532Local Enterprise Office047 71818
Finance047 30589Human Resources047 30586
Monaghan MD047 73777Motor Tax047 81175
Ballybay Clones MD047 51018Carrickmacross Castleblayney MD042 9661236


Monaghan County Council appeal to the public, in the interests of minimising face to face contact, please use the email and phone contacts provided and avail of our online services at

All public libraries in the county are currently closed to the public but e-services are available. A library delivery service is also available to those who are cocooning or in self-isolation. The service can be accessed by contacting your local branch library.

Monaghan County Council’s Covid -19 Community Helpline remains available and can be contacted at 1800 804 158 or

Monaghan County Museum and the Market House in Monaghan will also be closed to the public, in line with Government Advice for indoor cultural venues.

Public playgrounds and parks in the county will remain open to the public. We urge users of these facilities to ensure compliance with HSE guidelines on social distancing and hand-sanitizing.

The response to this situation from our community and voluntary sector has been overwhelming and Monaghan County Council would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in these challenging times.

For accurate and up-to-date information on coronavirus, please consult the Health Service Executive’s website at