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From TheJournal.ie Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

From TheJournal.ie 'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers Aras 18

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

From TheJournal.ie 'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments Controversy

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

From TheJournal.ie Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate Travelling Community

Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

From TheJournal.ie 16,000 travellers stranded after massive volcanic eruption in Bali Indonesia

16,000 travellers stranded after massive volcanic eruption in Bali

Mount Agung last erupted in November. Bali’s economy has taken a pounding over the chaos caused by the volcano.

From TheJournal.ie The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure St Thomas’ Clonshaugh

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure

The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.

From TheJournal.ie Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list Discrimination

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation Housing Committee

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation

Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing Donegal

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

From TheJournal.ie The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland High Blood Pressure

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

From TheJournal.ie €9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing Housing

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing

The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.

From TheJournal.ie Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision That Escalated Quickly

Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision

‘Thanks Ireland. You can keep your f’king gypsies! Hard border coming folks!’

From TheJournal.ie Traveller family left without sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Traveller Community

Traveller family left without sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case

“This is a very important decision for the Traveller community.”

From TheJournal.ie Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers Diversity

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.

From TheJournal.ie 'The grieving is absolutely unreal': Travelling community devastated after Clondalkin fire Tragedy

'The grieving is absolutely unreal': Travelling community devastated after Clondalkin fire

The fire claimed the lives of four people when it broke out early yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Travellers left outside Leinster House in the rain as Taoiseach recognises their ethnicity Traveller Ethnicity

Travellers left outside Leinster House in the rain as Taoiseach recognises their ethnicity

The incident has kicked off discussions about how the Dáil can better facilitate large crowds.

From TheJournal.ie 'He walks with his head down. No more' - Taoiseach recognises Traveller ethnicity in the Dáil Historic

'He walks with his head down. No more' - Taoiseach recognises Traveller ethnicity in the Dáil

“It is a historic day for our Travellers and a proud day for Ireland.”

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach will recognise Traveller ethnicity tomorrow Historic Step

The Taoiseach will recognise Traveller ethnicity tomorrow

Pavee Point said tomorrow would “mark an historic and hugely important day for Travellers”.

From TheJournal.ie Pavee Point confident Traveller ethnicity will be recognised in a matter of weeks Ethnic Group

Pavee Point confident Traveller ethnicity will be recognised in a matter of weeks

Justice committee report calls on the State to formally acknowledge Travellers as an ethnic minority group.

From TheJournal.ie Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert Education

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert

The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation Fire

Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation

They say they have been homeless since their previous accommodation was burnt down in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Move to recognise Traveller ethnicity after long campaign shows 'Ireland's commitment to human rights' Equality

Move to recognise Traveller ethnicity after long campaign shows 'Ireland's commitment to human rights'

After a long-fought campaign, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he supported the recognition of Traveller ethnicity this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Recognising Traveller ethnicity won’t make us less Irish' Shared History

'Recognising Traveller ethnicity won’t make us less Irish'

Bernard Joyce says being a Traveller is “in my DNA”.

From TheJournal.ie John Connors defends bare-knuckle boxing, "I wouldn't say no to a fight" Tough Times

John Connors defends bare-knuckle boxing, "I wouldn't say no to a fight"

John Connors talks about mental health, bare-knuckle boxing and Love/Hate.

From TheJournal.ie 'The word knacker makes me feel nervous and ashamed' Feeling Different

'The word knacker makes me feel nervous and ashamed'

John Connors says the word will always be offensive to Travellers but he doesn’t think Irish people will ever stop using it.

From TheJournal.ie One year on: No empathy for families of five children and five adults burned to death Carrickmines

One year on: No empathy for families of five children and five adults burned to death

Five adults – one of whom was pregnant – and five children all died when a fire broke out at a Carrickmines halting site last year.

From TheJournal.ie School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child Ballyfermot

School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said his department is taking steps to assist the boy’s family.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner left out in prison yard overnight alleges discrimination against Travellers Cork Prison

Prisoner left out in prison yard overnight alleges discrimination against Travellers

On 2-3 March of this year, inmate Martin McDonagh was accidentally locked outside in an exercise yard all night at Cork Prison.

From TheJournal.ie Half of Irish people don't want Travellers to have ethnic status Opinion Poll

Half of Irish people don't want Travellers to have ethnic status

About one in three people would support such a move.

From TheJournal.ie We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said Special Status This post contains videos

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction Travellers

Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction

A Council of Europe committee also found Ireland is not providing Travellers with adequate accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested as gardaí move Travellers from illegal site Dundalk

Two men arrested as gardaí move Travellers from illegal site

They had been evicted from a halting site in January.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller family split up as evicted halting site residents struggle to find accommodation Louth

Traveller family split up as evicted halting site residents struggle to find accommodation

Families evicted from a Dundalk halting site earlier this year continue to live in a nearby car park as they look for emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'The ideal situation would be to allow them go to a halting site' Woodland Park

'The ideal situation would be to allow them go to a halting site'

Several families were evicted from an illegal site in Louth on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed Refugee Crisis

One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed

From today those travelling into Sweden from Denmark will need to have ID with them.

From TheJournal.ie Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation Halting Sites

Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland' Opinion

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'

Last night, our government had a chance to recognise Travellers as Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority, but they failed us, writes Freda Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Labour minister's blistering criticism of attitudes towards Travellers Reviled This post contains videos

Watch: Labour minister's blistering criticism of attitudes towards Travellers

The Dáil is to vote on a Sinn Féin motion calling for Traveller ethnicity tonight.

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