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Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds
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Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds

Jul 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,235 Views 0 Comments

The reviews show that between 2008 and 2018, of €168.8 million allocated to local authorities for Traveller-specific accommodation, just two thirds (€110.6 million) was drawn down.

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
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'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,383 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
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Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:44 PM 14,306 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
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# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,768 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.
Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions
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Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions

Updated May 24th 2021, 12:52 PM 39,274 Views 0 Comments

Activists say the conditions negatively impact upon children’s rights.

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
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Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 41,137 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'
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# Travelling Community

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'

Apr 8th 2021, 3:21 PM 30,970 Views 0 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue
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Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:34 PM 55,399 Views 0 Comments

The Bunratty Castle Hotel has appealed the finding.

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education
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€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education

Mar 1st 2021, 6:45 AM 9,003 Views 0 Comments

The funding is to support Traveller students progressing to higher education and during their studies.

DAA adds Fingal council to action seeking vacant possession of land from Traveller families
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DAA adds Fingal council to action seeking vacant possession of land from Traveller families

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:50 PM 38,946 Views 0 Comments

The land had previously been leased to Fingal County Council to house Traveller families.

Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds
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Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds

Dec 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 20,948 Views 0 Comments

Travellers in Ireland reported having the lowest rates of employment in Europe, at just 15%.

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level
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# Covid-19

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level

Nov 12th 2020, 8:33 PM 23,642 Views 0 Comments

The fund will be used to support technology, study space, and caring responsibilities.

Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn
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Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn

Jul 13th 2020, 8:36 AM 48,538 Views 40 Comments

The two-week catalogue of events will begin today with a live streamed launch.

'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case
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'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case

Jun 16th 2020, 11:13 AM 10,988 Views 0 Comments

The victims have questioned whether the fact that they are Travellers was a factor.

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'
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Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Jun 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 41,270 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

'The kitchens are sinking': Report highlights living conditions facing some Traveller families in Galway
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# Sites Of Despair

'The kitchens are sinking': Report highlights living conditions facing some Traveller families in Galway

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:01 AM 24,499 Views 41 Comments

A new monitoring report was published today by the Galway Traveller Movement.

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'
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Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'

Updated Nov 15th 2019, 1:34 PM 37,919 Views 147 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee said she was unable to to say whether other tweets or comments might emerge.

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
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'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments

Updated Nov 12th 2019, 5:23 PM 25,341 Views 22 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'
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Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'

Nov 11th 2019, 10:59 AM 55,506 Views 0 Comments

The tweets, which were posted in 2011, used words such as “knacker” and “Traveller” in a derogatory manner.

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners
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Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

Oct 18th 2019, 1:22 PM 3,328 Views 1 Comment

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

Garda suspended over video mocking Travelling community
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Garda suspended over video mocking Travelling community

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:51 AM 77,993 Views 0 Comments

The video was filmed ahead of a charity boxing match against a member of Dublin Fire Brigade.

Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules
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Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules

Jul 11th 2019, 2:44 PM 26,943 Views 14 Comments

Tipperary County Council’s proceedings were brought against eight people.

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue
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Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue

Jun 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 20,190 Views 70 Comments

A new report notes that tolerance is increasing in Ireland, but states that issues still persist around integration.

Calls for sanctions to be placed on local authorities who fail to provide Traveller accommodation
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Calls for sanctions to be placed on local authorities who fail to provide Traveller accommodation

Jun 4th 2019, 12:28 PM 23,275 Views 70 Comments

The ECRI said the majority of local authorities have “consistently failed” to provide adequate accommodation for Travellers.

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 31,219 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.

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
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# Report Card

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

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,118 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 27th 2018, 10:13 AM 36,963 Views 204 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 17th 2018, 2:00 PM 101,502 Views 336 Comments

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

Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate
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Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Oct 8th 2018, 10:02 PM 36,526 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2018, 5:29 PM 51,004 Views 70 Comments

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.

16,000 travellers stranded after massive volcanic eruption in Bali
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16,000 travellers stranded after massive volcanic eruption in Bali

Jun 29th 2018, 8:27 AM 32,199 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

May 31st 2018, 6:36 PM 26,297 Views 39 Comments

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

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

May 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 30,347 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2018, 6:01 AM 18,844 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Dec 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 27,642 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2017, 4:55 PM 21,581 Views 0 Comments

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

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland
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# High Blood Pressure

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

Aug 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 72,638 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:33 PM 12,409 Views 45 Comments

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

Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision
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# That Escalated Quickly

Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision

May 14th 2017, 12:36 PM 184,441 Views 177 Comments

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

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

Apr 25th 2017, 3:38 PM 28,140 Views 57 Comments

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

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