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Midlands Councils Fail To Spend Traveller Accommodation Fund

The Irish Traveller Movement is highlighting what it calls strong resistance to Traveller accomodation from some local councillors. 

The Irish Traveller Movement is highlighting what it calls strong resistance to Traveller accomodation from some local councillors. 

Less than a third of the €13 million euro allocated to local authorities for Traveller-specific housing has been spent so far this year.

Laois and Westmeath County Councils haven't drawn down any of their available funding, with Offaly using just over half of the €815,000 it was granted.

CEO of the Irish Traveller Movement, Bernard Joyce, says this needs to be addressed:

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