Seanad debates

Thursday, 7 February 2019

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


10:30 am

Photo of Colette KelleherColette Kelleher (Independent) | Oireachtas source

Last week during the Order of Business I drew attention to two reports, namely, the report on the inquest into the Carrickmines fire and the report of the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights. Both reports relate to gross inadequacies in Traveller accommodation and the dangers posed to people living in these circumstances and to Government breaches in relation to European obligations and norms.

I ask the Leader of the House to confirm, which he committed to do, that he has invited the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to come to the House to make statements on Traveller accommodation, to give an update on the Government’s response to the Carrickmines inquest report and to the European Committee of Social Rights report and on the progress of the review of Traveller accommodation and the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act that is currently under way. I ask the Leader to confirm when the Minister will come to the House.


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