Kerry fails to meet Traveller accommodation targets

Kerry County Council has failed to meet its own targets for providing Traveller accommodation. Kerry Travellers Health and Community Development Project The local authority has delivered only 66 of the 140-unit target it set itself between 2009 and 2013. This equates to a shortfall of 53pc. Analysis by the Irish Traveller Movement on the implementation of the Traveller Accommodation Programmes found that just nine local authorities have met their targets. A report in today’s Irish Independent shows that Kerry was among the 25 of the country’s city and county councils that didn’t reach their targets.