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# travelling-community - Saturday 2 September, 2017

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.

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - 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.”

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'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”.

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - Thursday 17 November, 2016

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.

# travelling-community - Monday 10 October, 2016

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.

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - 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.

# travelling-community - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

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

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

# travelling-community - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

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.

# travelling-community - Friday 13 March, 2015

Travellers are three times more likely to get TB

And they get it much, much younger.

# travelling-community - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Gay man from Travelling community shares wonderful #YesEquality letter from his sister Marriage Ref

# travelling-community - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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”.

# travelling-community - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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.

# travelling-community - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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.

# travelling-community - Friday 2 May, 2014

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.

# travelling-community - Thursday 17 April, 2014

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.

# travelling-community - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

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.

# travelling-community - Friday 17 January, 2014

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’.

# travelling-community - Sunday 18 August, 2013

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.

# travelling-community - Sunday 28 April, 2013

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.

# travelling-community - Friday 19 April, 2013

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.

# travelling-community - Thursday 14 February, 2013

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.

# travelling-community - Thursday 18 October, 2012

84 per cent of travellers unemployed

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

# travelling-community - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

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.

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.

# travelling-community - Thursday 10 May, 2012

“Don’t do it again” – Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road Travellers This post contains videos

“Don’t do it again” – Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the sulky race on the Cork to Mallow road on Saturday as Pavee Point issued a warning to Travellers this morning.

# travelling-community - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Traveller suicide rate ‘six times higher than settled community’ – conference

A national conference on Travellers and mental health hears that suicide accounts for 11 per cent of all deaths among Travellers.

# travelling-community - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Boy, 14, accused of attempted murder in Belfast

The Irish News says the arrested boy is the youngest person to face such a serious charge in nearly a decade.

# travelling-community - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Seven in court after "crazy" Irish Travellers "booze and beat" their way through Cologne: report

Over 400 Irish Travellers descended on Cologne for the Easter weekend – reportedly wreaking major havoc in the west German city.

# travelling-community - Monday 14 March, 2011

Human rights commission issues hard-hitting UN ‘report card’

The Irish Human Rights Commission demands an end to ‘slopping out’ in prisons, and referenda on women’s and children’s rights.

# travelling-community - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Up to 4,000 Travellers living in 'inadequate' conditions

Thousands of Traveller families are living in “hazardous and deplorable” conditions throughout the country – despite agreement by local authorities to arrange suitable accommodation.

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