Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (757)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

757. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of Traveller-specific units of accommodation delivered in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in each local authority in tabular form; the average cost of such units; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26505/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

In accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, housing authorities have statutory responsibility for the assessment of the accommodation needs of Travellers and the preparation, adoption and implementation of multi-annual Traveller Accommodation Programmes (TAPs) in their areas. My Department’s role is to ensure that there are adequate structures and supports in place to assist the authorities in providing such accommodation, including a national framework of policy, legislation and funding.

Traveller-specific projects and developments are focused on group housing schemes and halting sites. This includes meeting Traveller-specific housing needs through a range of mechanisms, including the provision of mobiles and caravans; the provision and refurbishment of halting sites and bays with sites; the refurbishment and extension of existing group housing; the return to use of void group housing; and the provision of new group housing.

The amount recouped to local authorities from 2014 to date is as follows:

Status

No.

2014

€3.1m

2015

€4.1m

2016

€4.3m

2017

€4.8m

2018

€6.3m

2019 to date

€2.2m

The table below sets out the number of units delivered over the same period.

Traveller Accommodation Units

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 to date

CARLOW

0

0

0

3

0

0

CAVAN

0

0

1

20

0

0

CLARE

5

0

0

1

1

0

CORK City Council

0

6

3

0

26

0

CORK County

0

0

0

35

0

0

DONEGAL

1

1

1

2

8

0

DUBLIN City Council

3

7

9

43

11

0

DÚN LAOGHAIRE-R.DOWN

0

13

1

4

12

0

FINGAL

2

12

0

28

1

1

SOUTH DUBLIN

3

0

3

0

0

0

GALWAY City Council

1

2

1

0

0

0

GALWAY County

0

0

4

0

0

0

KERRY

1

1

3

26

6

0

KILDARE

0

0

0

0

0

0

KILKENNY

5

6

8

1

0

3

LAOIS

0

3

0

0

0

0

LEITRIM

0

1

2

14

0

0

LIMERICK City & County Council*

1

4

2

16

17

16

LONGFORD

0

3

0

0

0

0

LOUTH

0

2

10

0

1

0

MAYO

0

0

0

0

0

0

MEATH

0

0

0

1

0

0

MONAGHAN

0

0

0

0

0

0

OFFALY

7

1

1

1

0

0

ROSCOMMON

0

0

1

3

1

0

SLIGO

0

0

0

0

4

0

TIPPERARY*

6

2

4

0

5

0

WATERFORD City Council*

0

0

1

0

13

0

WESTMEATH

0

0

1

0

0

0

WEXFORD

8

1

3

0

0

0

WICKLOW

1

1

0

2

1

0

TOTALS

44

66

59

200

107

20

*merged 2014