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Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus
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Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus

Oct 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 88,092 Views 57 Comments

The woman and a friend who was with her at the time received a substantial settlement.

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers
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Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

May 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 31,184 Views 5 Comments

The minister said it is incumbent on all members of the gardaí to abide by the code of conduct as they go about their work.

University of Limerick student becomes first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD
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# Dr Sindy Joyce

University of Limerick student becomes first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD

Jan 15th 2019, 3:30 PM 106,345 Views 80 Comments

Dr Sindy Joyce is a doctoral graduate of UL’s Department of Sociology.

'We can't fight racism on our own': A year and a half on from Traveller ethnicity
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'We can't fight racism on our own': A year and a half on from Traveller ethnicity

Oct 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 16,029 Views 0 Comments

“When you’ve been given the message that you’re less intelligent, less sophisticated, there comes a time where you believe it.”

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'
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Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'

Oct 27th 2018, 11:43 AM 93,673 Views 0 Comments

Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.

'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation
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'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation

Jul 20th 2018, 11:00 AM 27,400 Views 75 Comments

The issues are detailed in a new report published by the Galway Traveller Movement today.

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June
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The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June

Apr 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 37,300 Views 39 Comments

“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”

Dublin has been named one of the top 'must-see' destinations in the world
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Dublin has been named one of the top 'must-see' destinations in the world

Nov 28th 2017, 10:33 AM 28,821 Views 123 Comments

National Geographic’s Traveller magazine praised the capital’s “friendly, village vibe”.

'A borradh táileasc for the mincéir': Taoiseach speaks Cant as he recognises Traveller ethnicity
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# Standing Ovation

'A borradh táileasc for the mincéir': Taoiseach speaks Cant as he recognises Traveller ethnicity

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:59 AM 13,858 Views 77 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he hopes the move will have a “transformative effect”.

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes
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# Ennistymon

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes

May 25th 2015, 8:00 PM 138,415 Views 222 Comments

The Parish of Ennistymon says it ‘has a dress-code for participants in liturgical celebrations’.

Top Gear could be in trouble for using the word 'pikey'
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# Track Record

Top Gear could be in trouble for using the word 'pikey'

May 5th 2015, 2:17 PM 19,519 Views 70 Comments

Ofcom is investigating after a complaint was made by the Traveller Movement.

Jeremy Clarkson cleared over the use of the word 'pikey' on Top Gear
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Jeremy Clarkson cleared over the use of the word 'pikey' on Top Gear

Mar 17th 2015, 2:02 PM 28,127 Views 64 Comments

The decision has been criticised by a Traveller group which accused the BBC of ‘legitimising a racist word’.

Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral
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# Barney Mcginley

Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral

Feb 16th 2015, 11:14 PM 47,646 Views 66 Comments

The 63-year-old father of nine was shot dead at a wedding last week.

These Sligo and Antrim B&Bs were named among the best in the world
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# Winners

These Sligo and Antrim B&Bs were named among the best in the world

Jan 21st 2015, 7:04 PM 31,926 Views 4 Comments

“It’s like having a dinner party every morning at breakfast”

School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher
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School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher

Nov 18th 2014, 6:30 AM 32,892 Views 0 Comments

The child had been involved in numerous other incidents of bad behaviour.

Funeral home refused to look after the body of 14-year-old Traveller
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# Compensation

Funeral home refused to look after the body of 14-year-old Traveller

Oct 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 42,666 Views 74 Comments

The family of the teenager have been awarded more than €6,000 in compensation.

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?
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# There Are Loads

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

Jun 16th 2014, 10:11 PM 7,741 Views 97 Comments

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons
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# Prison

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons

May 19th 2014, 6:46 PM 12,392 Views 57 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wants ethnic monitoring in prison

Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school
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# Discrimination

Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school

Jan 28th 2014, 2:22 PM 11,966 Views 107 Comments

The Christian Brothers school in Clonmel gives priority to students whose fathers were past pupils – and it’s being argued that this is discriminatory against Travellers.

Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in"
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Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in"

Aug 11th 2013, 3:57 PM 8,521 Views 197 Comments

iReport.ie has seen 60 reports detailing racism in less than one month, said ENAR Ireland.

Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world
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# Cool For Cats

Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world

Aug 6th 2013, 11:17 AM 30,693 Views 111 Comments

Dublin and Cork also made the top 20 but Kilkenny was the only Irish city to crack the top 10.

Several people sustain injuries after brawl at Mullingar cemetery
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Several people sustain injuries after brawl at Mullingar cemetery

Aug 5th 2013, 9:14 AM 27,821 Views 104 Comments

One man was arrested after a fight broke out between members of the Traveller community in the Westmeath town yesterday afteroon.

What's the most popular city for Irish tourists abroad?
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# Travelling

What's the most popular city for Irish tourists abroad?

Apr 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 23,794 Views 67 Comments

A new survey shows that Irish people tend to stay close to home when it come to the most popular destination

Pavee Point: Why these 6 Traveller myths are untrue
# Big Fat Traveller Myths
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# Big Fat Traveller Myths

Pavee Point: Why these 6 Traveller myths are untrue

Mar 29th 2013, 8:30 AM 61,427 Views 163 Comments

From grabbing, to marrying cousins, to bare-knuckle fighting, Pavee Point’s Martin Collins dispels some Traveller prejudices.

Government gets an E grade for treatment of Traveller children
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# Report Card

Government gets an E grade for treatment of Traveller children

Feb 18th 2013, 4:45 PM 13,077 Views 62 Comments

The Children’s Rights Alliance’s annual Report Card notes that Traveller children are “almost universally worse” than their settled peers.

Martin 'very annoyed' by Fianna Fáil councillor's call to 'segregate' Travellers
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Martin 'very annoyed' by Fianna Fáil councillor's call to 'segregate' Travellers

Feb 14th 2013, 1:30 PM 12,214 Views 101 Comments

Donegal County Councillor Seán McEniff said that Travellers should be “segregated” in a “community of their own” in a recent interview.

The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse

Dec 14th 2012, 8:00 PM 9,086 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Shatter urged to make statement on Hogan's Traveller letter
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Shatter urged to make statement on Hogan's Traveller letter

Sep 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,093 Views 61 Comments

The Justice Minister has been urged to make a speech on what Fianna Fáil has said was a “serious breach of a citizen’s fundamental rights” after Phil Hogan wrote a letter to constituents regarding a Traveller family.

Batman villain Bane's voice 'based on Irish Traveller'
# Dark Knight Rises
# Dark Knight Rises

Batman villain Bane's voice 'based on Irish Traveller'

Jul 18th 2012, 11:29 AM 18,487 Views 41 Comments

Actor Tom Hardy said he was inspired by the self-styled ‘King of the Gypsies’ for his voice in The Dark Knight Rises.

Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as 'slaves'
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# Servitude

Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as 'slaves'

Jul 12th 2012, 9:35 AM 5,912 Views 12 Comments

The victims were beaten, fed little and forced to work almost non-stop, a UK court heard.

Column: Ethnic recognition for Travellers would help fight racism
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Column: Ethnic recognition for Travellers would help fight racism

Jul 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 561 Views 134 Comments

Travellers face racism on a daily basis – and the State is aiding this by denying the group’s ethnic identity, writes Damien Walshe.

Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school
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Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school

Feb 3rd 2012, 3:09 PM 8,157 Views 137 Comments

The teenager’s mother had argued that giving priority enrolment to sons of past pupils was indirect discrimination against Travellers.