Westmeath County Council Yet To Draw Down Any Funding For Traveller Accommodation

It's one of nine local authorities to not use any funding yet.

Questions are being asked as to why Westmeath County Council has yet to draw down any funding for Traveller accommodation this year.

It's one of nine local authorities that has not used any of the €14.5 million earmarked for Traveller housing in Ireland.

So far in 2020, just €6.6 million of that fund has been spent - €315,610 in Offaly and €192,520 in Laois.

Meath-West Sinn Féin TD Johnny Guirke says the figures display a disregard for Travellers and has written to Westmeath County Council looking for answers:

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