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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 9,234 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.

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

Apr 8th 2021, 3:21 PM 30,888 Views 44 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

Traveller family 'devastated' as gardaí investigate whether fire at council house started deliberately
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Traveller family 'devastated' as gardaí investigate whether fire at council house started deliberately

Aug 31st 2020, 7:32 PM 40,264 Views 0 Comments

The family was set to move into the house in the coming weeks.

'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.

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.

New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'
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New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'

Nov 12th 2019, 7:12 PM 46,016 Views 26 Comments

In an exclusive interview with the Irish Examiner, the senator said that what she did was “wrong” and that she was sorry.

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:51 AM 77,992 Views 0 Comments

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

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background
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Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background

Mar 28th 2019, 2:55 PM 52,905 Views 47 Comments

“I actually felt more hurt for the younger generation that they still have to face this.”

Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments
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Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:41 AM 60,397 Views 235 Comments

Appearing on last night’s Late Late Show, Casey said that he does not discriminate against people.

'My mates used to slag Travellers. Soon I realised it was me they were slagging, because I came from that.'
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'My mates used to slag Travellers. Soon I realised it was me they were slagging, because I came from that.'

Oct 21st 2018, 7:30 PM 50,755 Views 55 Comments

Steo Wall, who has just released his first album ‘Where I’m From’, struggled with his Traveller heritage until he found the words to express it to others.

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve
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Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve

Updated Oct 18th 2018, 5:57 PM 77,250 Views 198 Comments

Casey has been been roundly criticised by all his fellow candidates for several comments he has made about Traveller ethnicity.

'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 36,525 Views 19 Comments

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

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.

'I find it cynical, ignorant': Efforts made to rename Sligo halting site The Gaza Strip
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'I find it cynical, ignorant': Efforts made to rename Sligo halting site The Gaza Strip

Apr 11th 2018, 7:53 PM 30,971 Views 20 Comments

A local member of the Travelling community wants to name the site out of solidarity with the plight of Palestinians.

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”.

Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?
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Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?

Sep 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 26,351 Views 25 Comments

Tinsmithing, education, and pride in who you are: the impact of one of the most momentous achievements for Traveller activists.

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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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.”

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers
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Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

Apr 17th 2017, 12:42 PM 12,691 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2017, 5:20 PM 45,172 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:59 AM 14,002 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Dec 20th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,563 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish Travellers win discrimination case after Wetherspoon's pub refuses them entry
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Irish Travellers win discrimination case after Wetherspoon's pub refuses them entry

Nov 17th 2016, 8:39 PM 44,813 Views 0 Comments

They said they were turned away because they had come from the Traveller conference which was being held next door.

Silent candlelit vigil held outside Leinster House in memory of Carrickmines fire victims
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Silent candlelit vigil held outside Leinster House in memory of Carrickmines fire victims

Oct 10th 2016, 4:48 PM 7,369 Views 25 Comments

“Have adequate safeguards been installed on halting sites to ensure that nothing like this occurs again?” the priest asked at the memorial service today.

School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child
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School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child

Sep 5th 2016, 7:15 PM 42,331 Views 137 Comments

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

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

Jun 13th 2016, 6:10 AM 40,902 Views 127 Comments

About one in three people would support such a move.

Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction
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Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction

May 16th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,087 Views 71 Comments

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

Most people don't want Travellers living in their community
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Most people don't want Travellers living in their community

Oct 19th 2015, 11:00 PM 34,485 Views 54 Comments

The latest Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll also finds that most people agree with residents opposing a temporary halting site in south Dublin.

Four-year-old remains in hospital after losing parents and siblings in fire
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# Carrickmines

Four-year-old remains in hospital after losing parents and siblings in fire

Oct 13th 2015, 8:36 AM 9,715 Views 27 Comments

A 14-year-old boy was released from hospital yesterday.

Some visitors to this hospital 'urinated in lifts' and 'defecated on toilet floors'
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Some visitors to this hospital 'urinated in lifts' and 'defecated on toilet floors'

Jun 17th 2015, 3:37 PM 40,115 Views 63 Comments

The incidents took place at Enniskillen’s South West Acute Hospital after the death of a patient there.

Travellers are three times more likely to get TB
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Travellers are three times more likely to get TB

Mar 13th 2015, 7:50 AM 9,609 Views 83 Comments

And they get it much, much younger.

Gay man from Travelling community shares wonderful #YesEquality letter from his sister
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# Marriage Ref

Gay man from Travelling community shares wonderful #YesEquality letter from his sister

Mar 10th 2015, 11:40 AM 6,303 Views 2 Comments

“Yes, of course yes!”

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
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South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Dec 11th 2014, 8:19 PM 11,186 Views 14 Comments

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

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 32,899 Views 0 Comments

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

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months
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Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

Jul 1st 2014, 2:01 PM 13,592 Views 124 Comments

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers
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Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers

May 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 8,158 Views 30 Comments

Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group
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Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Apr 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 11,977 Views 108 Comments

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

Councillor accuses Travellers group of "playing politics" over Cork site
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Councillor accuses Travellers group of "playing politics" over Cork site

Mar 5th 2014, 9:30 AM 13,748 Views 158 Comments

The Traveller Visibility Group in turn accused Ken O’Flynn of spreading “misinformation” after he offered to spend the night there.

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case
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Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case

Jan 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 49,254 Views 203 Comments

One of the women says that the refusal to attend the suicide awareness charity event was ‘devastating’.

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