Damian English  said it was “absolutely frustrating to see funding not been spent.”Photograph: Alan Betson

Local councillors may soon lose their power to vote on proposed Traveller accommodation, minister of State at the Department of Housing Damien English(...)

The number of Traveller families requiring accommodation has more than doubled since legislation was introduced in 1998 mandating local authorities to provide same. File Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has pledged to ensure that increased resources for Traveller accommodation are spent by local authorities(...)

Members of the Travelling community protesting over accommodation in 2014. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Travellers are facing a homelessness crisis in Cork due to the failure of a Government-established scheme to provide sufficient accommodation, accordi(...)

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English says he “very much” supports the review of the Act. Photograph: Alan Betson

A review of whether Traveller accommodation legislation is delivering on its aims is set be announced, almost 20 years after it was enacted. The 199(...)

Chair of the Irish Traveller Movement Brigid Quilligan (left) and supporters walked out the Traveller accommodation conference at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Groups representing Travellers staged a “peaceful protest” on Tuesday with about 40 of their members walking out of a Government conference on accommo(...)

Members of the Travelling community protesting over accommodation at the Fingal County Council offices in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people have protested in Dublin at what they described as the “total failure” of the 15-year-old Traveller accommodation strategy. The pro(...)