Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Ceisteanna (75)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Ceist:

75. Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the breakdown of accommodation provided under the Traveller accommodation scheme in 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020 by each local authority alongside targets in their Traveller accommodation programme for these years in tabular form. [38472/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998 requires each local authority to develop, adopt and implement 5-year rolling accommodation programmes to accelerate the provision of accommodation for Travellers. The fourth Traveller Accommodation Programme (TAP) adopted early in 2014 ran from January 2014 to December 2018. To align the TAP to run concurrently with the term of office of elected Councils, the 5th round of Traveller Accommodation Programmes were deferred by Ministerial direction, beginning instead in July 2019, covering the 5-year period from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2024.

Annual Progress Reports measure local authority provision of Traveller accommodation in a given year against the target for that year as contained in their TAP. TAP targets and outputs include figures for delivery of accommodation for Travellers across the range of accommodation options available to Travellers and is not limited to Traveller-specific accommodation.

Figures for 2018 are set out in tabular form below.

The period from January 2019 to July 2019 was outside a TAP period and as a result there were no targets set for this period. However local authorities have been requested to report output for this period now along side targets and output for the first year of the 5th Programme which ended in June 2020. These reports are currently being complied.

The next reporting period will cover the second year of the 5th TAP from July 2020 to June 2021.

2018 Target-Output

Local Authority

Target

Output

Carlow County Council

7

6

Cavan County Council

8

26

Clare County Council

9

33

Cork City Council

0

5

Cork County Council

8

15

Donegal County Council

6

15

Dublin City Council

62

58

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

12

11

Fingal County Council

30

36

Galway City Council

17

23

Galway County Council

20

58

Kerry County Council

28

27

Kildare County Council

11

34

Kilkenny County Council

11

23

Laois County Council

11

9

Leitrim County Council

7

13

Limerick City and County Council

15

36

Longford County Council

22

20

Louth County Council

16

6

Mayo County Council

14

21

Meath County Council

19

26

Monaghan County Council

8

5

Offaly County Council

15

15

Roscommon County Council

4

12

Sligo County Council

9

17

South Dublin County Council

52

20

Tipperary County Council

12

18

Waterford City and County Council

6

10

Westmeath County Council

7

10

Wexford County Council

26

33

Wicklow County Council

6

34

Total

478

675