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Adams welcomes Oireachtas Committee On Travellers

30 May, 2019 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has welcomed the establishment of a new Oireachtas Committee which will focus on issues relating to Travellers. 

Teachta Adams today attended the Traveller Pride Awards in the Rotunda.

Gerry Adams TD said:

“Despite the formal recognition of Traveller ethnicity Travellers continue to face many significant challenges, including in the provision of health, employment and accommodation. 

"The refusal of many local councils to draw down available funding for housing is a particular scandal. So too is the level of suicide among Travellers.

"The new Oireachtas Committee provides an important opportunity to examine all of these issues and to identify measures needed to resolve these matters."

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