Monday, 27th February 2017
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Travellers’ groups protest over

facilities in South East

As the National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee (NTACC) convenes in Waterford on today Wednesday, 22nd February to meet with representatives of its local counterparts (LTACCs) in the area, five local Traveller groups are organising a small protest outside Waterford City Hall to highlight the ongoing Traveller accommodation crisis in the five counties of the South-East.

The current structures for delivery – with its 5-year Traveller Accommodation Programmes (TAPs) - have been in place since the late 90s, following the passing of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998. Over the past 18 years these structures have failed to deliver on badly needed Traveller accommodation. The reality is one of measly implementation of TAPs, with insufficient targets for accommodation provision to start with. While detailed needs assessments, leading to proper accommodation plans, followed by implementation of same, is a statutory duty for each local authority, this statutory duty has never been met. Lack of sanctions for the failure to... Read more »»

Travellers’ groups protest over

Travellers’ groups protest over

Regional Finalists for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017

Regional Finalists for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017

Bank of Ireland has announced the regional finalists from Munster for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017. Now in its seventh year the all-Ireland leading fashion and art competition for secondary... Read more »»

Charity Night in aid of Marine Search & Rescue in Dunmore East

Dunmore East Bridge Club will host a Charity Night in aid of Marine, Search, and Rescue on Monday 27th of February from 6 45pm at the Strand Hotel Dunmore East. All are welcome.

There will be some wonderful prizes on the night thanks to our many generous sponsors and supporters: the Cliff House Hotel, Mount Juliet, Strand Hotel, Granville Hotel, Woodlands Hotel,

Treacy’s Hotel, Horse & Hound Hotel, Market Lane Restaurant, Rhu Glen Hotel, Lidl, Glambia, Sam McCauley, Boots,... Read more »»


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