Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community

Traveller Accommodation: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Cork North Central, Fine Gael)
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I raised another issue. Cork City Council has been very progressive with regard to making available accommodation - in fact, it has five different facilities - but a problem arises when we say that a facility is suitable for 15 different units but suddenly there are 30 or 40 different units in there. The local authority then finds it difficult to provide the infrastructure because the site was never suitable for that number of additional units.