The case of a Donegal Traveller family who sued Donegal County Council has not yet reached a satisfactory resolution, according to a report from the European Committee of Social Rights.
In 2017, a Bundoran-based family brought a case against the council seeking appropriate accommodation after the authority had deferred housing support.
The Ward family, who have five children including two with serious medical needs, were living in a caravan without basic facilities including running water.
The ECSR represented the family in 2017 during a High Court challenge against the local authority.
Donegal County Council agreed, in September 2017, to an order quashing its original decision to defer housing support to the family.
The family argued that the deferral of accommodation was disproportionate and adversely impacted on the rights of their children.
The ECSR findings report, published today, said the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is still waiting on a satisfactory resolution to the case.
The report said that legal advice/assistance was granted by the Commission to 22 clients in relation to housing issues under the ‘Traveller’ discrimination ground in Irish equality law.
The Committee found that Ireland has made progress in the provision of accommodation for Travellers, but a substantial deficiency still exists as “a number of sites are in poor condition, lack maintenance and are badly located”.