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National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

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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.


Nominating Body
Dr. Eoin O’Sullivan Chairperson (Minister's Nominee)
Mr. Conor Smith Traveller Unit, Northern Ireland Housing Executive 

(Minister’s Nominee)

Ms. Niamh Milliken Senior Social Worker, South Dublin County Council

(Minister’s Nominee)

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'

Research Reports

Annual Reports

Contact details

National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee,
Custom House,
D01 W6X0


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