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#Irish Travellers

# irish-travellers - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Study on ancestry of Irish Travellers details genetic connection to settled community

The research comes as the Irish State is expected to formally recognise Travellers as an ethnic group.

# irish-travellers - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

19 members of US Irish Traveller community charged with federal racketeering

Money laundering, illegal bank transactions and fraud are among the charges.

# irish-travellers - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Hundreds of Irish Travellers have been accused of bringing chaos to a small town in Germany

Last week around 500-600 people in over 100 caravans descended on the town of Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, camping illegally on a meadow beside the Rhine.

# irish-travellers - Friday 28 November, 2014

Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated

Relationships between minorities and the police can involve fear and mistrust – creating additional obstacles for women seeking to leave a violent situation.

# irish-travellers - Friday 30 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Is it Dooblin or Dublin? US TV presenter struggles with our capital city Argh!

# irish-travellers - 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.

# irish-travellers - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Cork backs Traveller ethnicity but they don’t want ‘settled people’s approval’

Ronnie Fay of Pavee Point said that “Traveller ethnicity is a fact” and they don’t need councils like Cork City to be voting on this.

# irish-travellers - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Local authorities to be quizzed on Traveller housing allocations

In 2010, less than half the money allocated for Traveller housing was drawn down by councils.

# irish-travellers - Friday 15 February, 2013

Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state

Not recognising Traveller’s ethnicity creates a dangerous precedent for every human right- denying government that wants to justify racism, writes Dr Robbie McVeigh.

# irish-travellers - Friday 19 October, 2012

Non-Chinese Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Ireland – CSO

The vast majority of people in Ireland remain “white Irish”, who at 3,821,995 people represents 85.8 per cent of the population.

# irish-travellers - 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.

# irish-travellers - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Batman villain Bane's voice 'based on Irish Traveller' Dark Knight Rises This post contains videos

Batman villain Bane's voice 'based on Irish Traveller'

Actor Tom Hardy said he was inspired by the self-styled ‘King of the Gypsies’ for his voice in The Dark Knight Rises.

# irish-travellers - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Census 2011: Fall in number of Travellers living in mobile homes

The Census 2011 gives a fascinating snapshot into the life of Travellers in Ireland. It shows they are younger as a population, and are more likely to be married between the ages of 15 -24 than the rest of the population.

# irish-travellers - 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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Sony admits Playstation users’ details hacked; German anger after seven Irish Travellers arrested in Cologne after a “drunken rampage”; and Mrs Brown’s Boys is up for a BAFTA.