Traveller families facing eviction 'can't even think straight'

The solicitor representing Traveller families facing eviction from a former halting site in Co Louth has said that their lives are "all over the place".

Residents of Woodland Park in Dundalk will meet with Louth County Council at midday in an effort to sort a permanent housing solution after they began evicting residents from the site over health and safety concerns.

The families have until tomorrow to vacate the site.

Their solicitor Eleanor Kelly says they want to remain there until a permanent solution is found.

"Because they have been there for nearly a year, and various Council representatives have come in and out over the months,

"They've kind of got mixed messages and felt that they were going to be allowed to stay there.

"So obviously their lives are all over the place at the moment, they can't even think straight they're under so much pressure to sort themselves out."


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