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#Travelling Community

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background Ireland's Got Talent

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments Late Late Show

Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve Aras 18 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Silent candlelit vigil held outside Leinster House in memory of Carrickmines fire victims Travelling Community

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

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

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

Most people don't want Travellers living in their community

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

From TheJournal.ie Four-year-old remains in hospital after losing parents and siblings in fire Carrickmines

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Some visitors to this hospital 'urinated in lifts' and 'defecated on toilet floors' Mayhem

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Travellers are three times more likely to get TB Consumption

Travellers are three times more likely to get TB

And they get it much, much younger.

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority Discrimination

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

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

From TheJournal.ie School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher Bullying

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months Local Authorities

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers Discrimination

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

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

From TheJournal.ie Councillor accuses Travellers group of "playing politics" over Cork site Travellers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case Travelling Community

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Travellers are prospering in America and "make most of their money from life insurance" TRAVELLERS IN AMERICA

Irish Travellers are prospering in America and "make most of their money from life insurance"

Two secretive Traveller communities allowed a TV3 documentary-maker access recently. He found that after 200 years in the US, some of their traditions remain the same – while some are markedly different.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: 'I just want to be seen as an actor, not a Traveller actor' Read Me

Interview: 'I just want to be seen as an actor, not a Traveller actor'

Starring in the new movie, King of the Travellers, Michael Collins says he wanted the film to be realistic of the Travelling community. Here he tells us about being refused from Dublin pubs, not getting roles in movies, and coming up against everyday prejudices.

From TheJournal.ie Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers Travellers

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.

From TheJournal.ie Martin 'very annoyed' by Fianna Fáil councillor's call to 'segregate' Travellers Travellers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 84 per cent of travellers unemployed Census

84 per cent of travellers unemployed

Just one per cent go to third level education, say census figures.

From TheJournal.ie Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group Phil Hogan

Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group

Pavee Point has criticised the Environment Minister after he wrote a letter to constituents telling them that a Traveller family would not be moving into their area.

From TheJournal.ie Audio: Hogan hangs up on radio station as he is urged to explain Traveller letter Phil Hogan

Audio: Hogan hangs up on radio station as he is urged to explain Traveller letter

Phil Hogan has been called on to explain his intervention in the housing of a Traveller family in his constituency. Earlier the Environment Minister hung up on a local radio station.

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