Training Programmes

Traveller Accommodation Provision: The Role of the LTACC – Current and Future

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The successful provision of sustainable Traveller accommodation has proved to be a challenge for the local government system. The capacity to deliver successful outcomes is based on many factors including funding availability, site suitability, staff resources and the views of elected members. There have been recent advances around design, consultation and delivery and models of good practice are available.


  • Provisionally available from June 2020

Delivered by:

Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road
Dublin 4
D04 TC62

Telephone: (01) 2403666
Web site:



Application Deadline
This course is available on an in-house basis for Local Authorities from June 2020 (Current restrictions permitting)

Key Facts

The current Traveller Accommodation Programs (TAPs) started in 2019 and a new program will be initiated. The role of the LTACC is crucially important to planning and delivery. Several local authorities have requested that training be provided to LTACC members and other key stakeholders to enhance delivery over the coming years.
This course examines the work of the Local Traveller Accommodation Committee, clarifies its role and looks to increase the effectiveness of delivery of Traveller Specific accommodation in a local authority area. It brings together elected members, officials and Travellers/Traveller representatives in an interactive program. Using models of good practice in Ireland, it looks ahead to the successful implementation of current and future Traveller Accommodation Programs (TAPs). A report on proceedings from the training session will also be produced. This can be used as a framework for future action.
The course was successfully piloted in late 2017 and reviewed in 2019. It can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each local authority. A sample course outline is included below and captures the range of topics that can be covered. The course can be delivered over either a half day or full day depending on the availability of key participants and the needs of the participants.

Who Is It For?

This course will be of interest and benefit to: • Elected Members including LTACC members • Members of the executive including those involved in Traveller Accommodation provision • Traveller LTACC members and representatives of local Traveller support groups • Other LTACC members

Delivery Method

The course duration can be tailored by the IPA to meet local needs. It is typically delivered over a full day 10.00am to 4.30pm however can be delivered in a half day format if required.

Course Content

Sample course outline (can be tailored)

10.00 Introductions
10.15 Outline of Local Government functions and structure
11.00 Discussion of the above and coffee break
11.30 LTACC – aims, objectives, guidelines, operating procedures. Expert Group recommendations.
12.30 How Housing Schemes are developed (including examples of good practice in design of Traveller specific accommodation)
1.00 Lunch and Networking
2.00 The Legal Context – Input from Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission or alternate
3.00 Traveller perspectives and ambitions
3.30 Review of delivery of the local TAP 2019-2024 and a look ahead at further implementation
4.30 Close

Other Notes / Information

The programme will be delivered by Jack Keyes, IPA Associate Specialist and former County Manager, Cavan.

Note On Costs

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