Travellers evicted from Dundalk halting site to address the Oireachtas

They say they have been left homeless due to the cost of accommodation

Members of the travelling community evicted from a halting site in Dundalk will be given a chance to speak in the Oireachtas today.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has invited the former residents of Woodland Park into Leinster House, amid claims that many of them are camped out in a carpark in the town.

The controversy arose after Louth County Council ordered 23 families to leave the unofficial halting site over health and safety fears.

However the travellers say they have been left homeless as the accommodation they have been offered is unsuitable.

Gerry Adams says the County Council would have dealt with members of the settled community differently.