Traveller Accommodation Programme 2005 - 2008 Adopted

Limerick City Council

Adopted on 24th January, 2005

The Department of Environment published a Traveller Accommodation Strategy (1996) following the publication of the Final Report of the Task Force of the Travelling Community (1995). The Task Force recommended that a comprehensive strategy be put in place to meet the accommodation needs of Travellers. Arising from this strategy, specific legislation relating to Traveller Accommodation was introduced and a National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Group and Special Unit for Travellers were established.

In September 1998, a commencement order brought into operation most sections of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998. The purpose of the act was to establish a legislative framework to implement the Government's commitments on Traveller Accommodation.

The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998 amended the Housing Acts, 1996 to 1997, the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts 1963 to 1998.

By Circular letter TAU 2/04 dated 24th June, 2004 the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government directed that a new accommodation programme to cover the period lst January, 2005 -31st December, 2008 be drawn up.

Limerick City Council drew up a Traveller Accommodation Programme for the period 2005-2008.

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Last update:24/01/2007