National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee
The National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee (NTACC) was established, on a statutory basis, under the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998.
The terms of reference of the Committee are to advise the Minister in relation to:
- any general matter concerning accommodation for Travellers
- any matter referred to it by the Minister
- the most appropriate measures for improving, at local level, consultation with, and participation of, Travellers in the provision and management of accommodation
- general matters concerning the preparation, adequacy, implementation and co-operation of Traveller accommodation programmes.
The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Damien English T.D., appointed on 9th January 2020 the seventh NTACC for a three-year term, in accordance with sections 19 and 20 of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998.
|Dr. Eoin O’Sullivan||Chairperson (Minister's Nominee)|
|Mr. Conor Smith||
Traveller Unit, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
|Ms. Niamh Milliken||
Senior Social Worker, South Dublin County Council
|Mr. Bernard Joyce||Irish Traveller Movement|
|Mr. Martin Collins||Pavee Point Travellers’ Centre|
|Ms. Bridget Kelly||National Traveller Women’s Forum|
|Ms. Eimear O'Brien||Department of Justice & Equality|
|Mr. Frank Curran||
County and City Management Association, Chief Executive,
Wicklow County Council
|Mr. Joe Peoples||
County and City Management Association,
Director of Housing, Corporte and Cultural Services, Donegal County
|Cllr. Thomas Mulligan||Association of Irish Local Government, Leitrim County Council|
|Cllr. Tom Welby||Association of Irish Local Government, Galway County Council|
|Mr. Paul Benson||
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government, Principal Officer,
Traveller Accommodation and Support Unit
The Secretary to the NTACC is Ms. Deborah O'Sullivan (e-mail: Deborah.O'Sullivan@housing.gov.)
The following research reports were carried out for the National Traveller Accommodation Committee:
- Review of Funding for Traveller-specific Accommodation and the Implementation of Traveller Accommodation Programmes
- Why Travellers leave Traveller-specific accommodation (pdf, 233kb), published April 2014.
- Research into the barriers to the provision of Traveller Accommodation (pdf, 785kb), published 2009.
- Review of the Operation of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998, (pdf, 226kb) published June 2004.
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