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Immediate responsibility is to the Traveller family now left without a home, says Galway Traveller Movement
Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) said that the family that had been waiting to move into the house at Carnmore, destroyed by fire early on Monday morning, is devastated at the news that it woke up to this week.
Kiltulla residents complained to HQ about my support for Traveller accommodation, says Green Party councillor
Green Party councillor Martina O’Connor has said that residents in the Kiltulla area had voiced complaints to Green Party headquarters about her support for providing culturally appropriate homes for Travellers.
Only 61 members of the Travelling community have been enrolled in third level education since 2017, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Education. The number has increased from 41 in 2016.
Today, Friday, April 12, children and their families from Traveller, and other ethnic, and settled communities, will gather at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, to launch a brand new book about their lives and experiences and celebrating their identity.
Two Galway students, PJ Mongan and Ian Mc Donagh, from Scholars Den’, an Outreach/Homework Club co-funded by GRETB & GCC were chosen to represent the voice of a new generation of young Travellers at a recently held exhibition in The Museum of Country Life in Turlough in Mayo.
Ten internationally recognised human rights are being breached on a daily basis on the Traveller sites and group housing schemes in the city and county, a major new survey will reveal tomorrow when it is unveiled in Galway.
As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.
Last Friday, Galway City Museum was successfully taken over by a group of young Travellers from Galway City for Takeover Day 2017. This was the second year the museum has been involved in Takeover Day, a Kids in Museums initiative that celebrates young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, heritage sites and other cultural venues. It’s a day on which young people are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum.
The Galway County Council has set a target of providing accommodation for more than 130 Traveller families and individuals by the end of 2018. Discussed at County Hall on Monday, the amended Traveller Accommodation Programme reveals that original targets set back in 2014 to provide Traveller families and individuals have been increased in order to cope with demand.
This week, the Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) withdrew from the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee (LTACC), which oversees the implementation of the Traveller Accommodation Plan 2014-2018 for Galway city. The committee members include Galway city council officials, local elected representatives, and Traveller representatives.