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07/10/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2024 07:22

Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community to discuss Traveller Accommodation matters with Minister of State Alan Dillon and officials

10 Jul 2024, 14:15

The Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community (2023) will meet tomorrow, Thursday, 11 July, to discuss Traveller Accommodation matters with Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Alan Dillon TD, and officials from the Department.

Ahead of the meeting at 10am in Committee Room 2 of Leinster House, Committee Cathaoirleach Senator Eileen Flynn said: "The Committee looks forward to meeting with Minister Alan Dillon to discuss the progress which has been made by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in implementing the recommendations of the Traveller Accommodation Expert Review (July 2019) and the Final Report of the previous Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community (November 2021).

"We welcome the opportunity to hear directly from the Minister about how the Department can support local authorities in developing more accommodation for the Traveller community and ensuring that all members of the Traveller community can live in high-standard, energy-efficient, culturally appropriate accommodation that is conducive to good health."

The Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community (2023) has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad. The Committee was re-established in June 2023 to continue the work of the previous Committee, whose final report can be found here.

The meeting in Committee Room 2 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.