Council to refurbish Woodland Park halting site

Louth County Council has confirmed that it is to refurbish and reopen the unofficial halting site Travellers were evicted from earlier this year.

In a statement issued today, the Council said that it has received "approval in principle" from the Department of the Environment for funding "to refurbish the existing halting site at Woodland Park in Dundalk."

The site was closed as an official halting site in 2008 due to what the Council said was a lack of interest among the local Traveller community.

The news was welcomed by Rebecca Quinn, spokesperson for the Travellers who had lived at Woodland Park.

KEYWORDS: Woodland Park


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