Councils to be asked why they fail to spend Traveller housing funds

It comes as row continues over temporary accommodation for Traveller families after Carrickmines tragedy

18th October, 2015
The temporary halting site near the Glenmuck Road Collins

Councils are due to be quizzed about their failure to draw down state funding to build Traveller accommodation.

The National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee, which advises Environment Minister Alan Kelly, is planning to hold meetings with council managers after 15 of them failed to take any funding this year for Travellers’ accommodation.

It comes amidst continuing protests by residents against plans to provide temporary accommodation for the Traveller families who lost ten relatives during the...

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