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Traveller Interagency

Aim of Sub-Group: Implement Integrated Plan for the Delivery of Services to Travellers in South Tipperary.
Target group: Travelling Community in South Tipperary
Proposed outcomes: Delivery of actions in Strategic Plan
Stakeholders involved:

  • South Tipperary County Council
  • Health Service Executive.
  • Department of Social and Family Affairs.
  • Tipperary Rural Travellers Project.
  • Department of Education and Science/National Education Welfare Board – Visiting Teachers for Travellers.
  • Clonmel Youth Training Enterprise.
  • South Tipperary Vocational Education Committee
  • Traveller Development Project.
  • Millennium Family Resource Centre.
  • Knockanrawley Resource Centre
  • Tipperary Libraries
  • Tipperary Regional Youth Services
  • Clonmel Youth Training
  • Money Advice & Budgeting Services
  • Tipperary Leader
  • Garda Siochana.
  • Tipperary Regional Youth Service.
  • FAS
  • South Tipperary County Childcare Committee
  • Men’s Development Network
  • Spafield Family Resource Centre
  • South Tipperary Development Company

Funds/resources committed:
What is the current position? Plan being implemented

  • TRTP have completed research on Traveller Health and wellbeing in South Tipperary - sub groups of interagency have agreed to review and update their objectives and actions.
  • The HSE rep to replace Angela Joy on the Traveller Interagency group is Derval Howley
  • STDC has agreed to Chair the Traveller Interagency Committee – Phil Shanahan has been nominated
  • Funding has not yet been secured for another year for the work in relation to addiction, drugs and substance misuse
  • Health work with traveller men is continuing
  • Primary health care workers continue to work in the community
  • Leadership programme being implemented with traveller men
    6 Traveller children participated in a TRYS music programme, funded by STDC. This culminated in a lunchtime concert at UL, as part of the Tipp Music Education partnership, which is led by the TETB.
  • Traveller men’s horse association formed and prepared a submission in relation to impact of new legislation re horses

Work being completed on application for innovative CE scheme for traveller

For Further Information contact:
Aidan Fennessey
Senior Executive Officer
Housing Section
South Tipperary County Council
County Hall