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KCC carried out no safety works on public halting sites last year

Jan 24, 2022 13:01 By radiokerrynews
KCC carried out no safety works on public halting sites last year KCC carried out no safety works on public halting sites last year
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Kerry County Council carried out no safety works on public halting sites last year.

According to a parliamentary question response from minister of state for local government Peter Burke, funding for projects provided for in the Traveller accommodation budget were not utilised.

In a response to Sinn FĂ©in TD Eoin O'Broin, Peter Burke said the 2021 Traveller accommodation budget allowed for new group housing, refurbishment of halting sites and group housing and fire safety works.

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However, his response also revealed that Kerry County Council availed of none of the aforementioned projects.

A special grant to the sum of €3,810 for Travellers who are first-time buyers, or 10% of the cost of a caravan for first-time buyers, is also available but the local authority did not engage in either project.

The figures follow the publication of a report last week which indicated that Kerry County Council directly contributed to Traveller homelessness by its level of inaction.

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Nationally, 70 Traveller accommodation projects were carried out by councils in 2021.

 

 

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