The national Office of the Planning Regulator says it should, but the council’s chief executive says Traveller homes can be built on any residentially zoned land.
Tag: Traveller accommodation
A Year on From a Big “Reset”, Some Say There’s Still Been Little Progress on Traveller Homes in the City
“They talk about progress but there isn’t really any progress, in my opinion,” says a residents’ representative, Sally Flynn.
Issue 48: By Leanne McDonagh
F or many decades now Traveller accommodation has needed attention, but up until recently it has been widely ignored and brushed under the carpet by those with the power and ability to make changes, writes artist Leanne McDonagh.
A Couple Battle to Ensure Redevelopment Doesn’t Leave Them Homeless
For Andy and Ann Cash, the future is uncertain. They keep being moved on by the council but have nowhere else to go, they say.
Sharp Increase in Dublin Councils’ Use of Notices to Move on Travellers, Figures Suggest
The state has long been criticised for its use of these notices, and the lack of oversight in how they are issued – particularly in a climate of poor housing and site provision for Travellers.
Council Briefs: On Land Sales Down the Line, O’Devaney Again, and More
At a busy meeting on Monday, Dublin city councillors drilled into how the council will fund big projects in the coming few years, voted not to rescind plans for O’Devaney Gardens, and more.
Some Query Valuation Used to Push for Sale of Land Meant for Traveller Homes
Plans to build Traveller accommodation on land on Mount Anville Road date back more than 30 years, but no construction has ever started. A recent valuation has muddied the waters even more.
Council Briefs: The Demolition Debate, Fire-Safety on Halting Sites, and More
At this month’s housing committee meeting, councillors discussed the idea of tearing down thousands of homes in aging social-housing complexes and replacing them with new builds, among other issues.
Despite Rise in Unofficial Traveller Sites, a Lack of New Homes
There was an almost 100-percent increase between 2013 and 2015 in the number of Traveller families living on unofficial sites in Dublin.
Council Fixes Dire Facilities at Traveller Halting Site
But still, nobody will fess up to being responsible for the poor conditions in the first place: mildew-caked ceilings, exposed electrical wires and damp.