Seanad debates

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

10:30 am

Photo of Jim D'ArcyJim D'Arcy (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I am pleased to see that, following a meeting with Traveller community representatives, Louth County Council has come to some solutions relating to the Woodland Park situation and what has been called an illegal halting site. The situation is very complex and, after the Carrickmines tragedy, there are serious health and safety issues relating to Traveller accommodation which must be addressed. Louth County Council, of which I was a member for many years, has an excellent record on Traveller issues. The director of services, Joe McGuinness, is an excellent liaison officer. It is almost 40 years since I worked on Traveller education schemes with my brother and the late, great Bill Cantwell.


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