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#Travellers

# travellers - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

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.

# travellers - Monday 7 August, 2017

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.”

# travellers - Friday 2 June, 2017

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

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

# travellers - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision

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

# travellers - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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

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

# travellers - Monday 17 April, 2017

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

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

# travellers - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'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.

# travellers - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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.

# travellers - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'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.”

# travellers - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

The Taoiseach will recognise Traveller ethnicity tomorrow

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

# travellers - Thursday 26 January, 2017

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.

# travellers - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

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

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

# travellers - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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.

# travellers - Friday 25 November, 2016

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.

# travellers - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

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

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

# travellers - Saturday 15 October, 2016

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.

# travellers - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'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.

# travellers - Monday 10 October, 2016

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.

# travellers - Monday 5 September, 2016

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.

# travellers - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

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.

# travellers - Monday 13 June, 2016

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

About one in three people would support such a move.

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.

# travellers - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction

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

# travellers - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Two men arrested as gardaí move Travellers from illegal site

They had been evicted from a halting site in January.

# travellers - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

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.

# travellers - Monday 18 January, 2016

'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.

# travellers - Monday 4 January, 2016

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.

# travellers - Monday 7 December, 2015

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

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

# travellers - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'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.

# travellers - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

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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.

# travellers - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# travellers - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Carrickmines survivors are now living in this car park

It’s located at Ballyogan Road in South Dublin.

# travellers - Saturday 24 October, 2015

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"

Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.

# travellers - Monday 19 October, 2015

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.

Carrickmines tragedy shows we all have empathy, but it gives way when it comes close to our backyard

Ireland’s dirty secret is that the Carrickmines tragedy could happen in any parish in the country, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# travellers - Monday 18 May, 2015

Travellers to get £3000 each after being refused entry to pub

JD Wetherspoon had denied any wrongdoing.

# travellers - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

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

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

# travellers - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be

But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.

# travellers - Monday 23 March, 2015

Irish Traveller held in US over $1 million insurance fraud murder

Anita Fox, a 72-year-old housekeeper, was stabbed seven times while at work.

# travellers - Friday 13 March, 2015

Travellers are three times more likely to get TB

And they get it much, much younger.

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