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Are Middle-Class Areas Avoiding Their Role In Housing Travellers?

Plans for traveller accommodation in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area have still not gone ahead after...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:34 PM - 8 Apr 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Are Middle-Class Areas Avoiding Their Role In Housing Travellers?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:34 PM - 8 Apr 2019

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Plans for traveller accommodation in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area have still not gone ahead after many years of objections from residents.

The site on Mount Anville Road was first selected 30 years ago, but has since been removed from consideration in the council's draft Traveller Accommodation Programme for 2019-2024.

Minister Josepha Madigan commented in 2014 that if the site were used for traveller accommodation, it would be "a dreadful waste of taxpayers' money."

Are middle-class areas avoiding their role in housing travellers?

We were joined by a number of guests to discuss this in our Monday debate:

-Hugh Lewis, People Before Profit councillor and chairperson of the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

-Barry Ward, Fine Gael councillor for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

-Jan O'Sullivan, Labour TD and co-convenor of the Traveller Oireachtas Group

-Éamon Delaney, Hibernia Forum director and columnist with The Times Ireland Edition

-Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement

Are Middle-Class Areas Avoiding Their Role In Housing Travellers?

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