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#traveller

# traveller - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

The minister said it is incumbent on all members of the gardaí to abide by the code of conduct as they go about their work.

# traveller - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

University of Limerick student becomes first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD

Dr Sindy Joyce is a doctoral graduate of UL’s Department of Sociology.

# traveller - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'We can't fight racism on our own': A year and a half on from Traveller ethnicity

“When you’ve been given the message that you’re less intelligent, less sophisticated, there comes a time where you believe it.”

Opinion: 'It's such a worrying time for Travellers. Is every fifth person I meet a Traveller hater?'

Activist Eileen Ní Fhloinn says it worries her as a Traveller woman “to see the brazen and openness of anti-Traveller sentiment that’s out there on social media and political forums”.

# traveller - Friday 20 July, 2018

'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation

The issues are detailed in a new report published by the Galway Traveller Movement today.

# traveller - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June

“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”

# traveller - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Dublin has been named one of the top 'must-see' destinations in the world

National Geographic’s Traveller magazine praised the capital’s “friendly, village vibe”.

# traveller - 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”.

# traveller - Monday 25 May, 2015

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes

The Parish of Ennistymon says it ‘has a dress-code for participants in liturgical celebrations’.

# traveller - 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.

# traveller - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson cleared over the use of the word 'pikey' on Top Gear

The decision has been criticised by a Traveller group which accused the BBC of ‘legitimising a racist word’.

# traveller - Monday 16 February, 2015

Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral

The 63-year-old father of nine was shot dead at a wedding last week.

# traveller - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

These Sligo and Antrim B&Bs were named among the best in the world

“It’s like having a dinner party every morning at breakfast”

# traveller - 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.

# traveller - Monday 20 October, 2014

Funeral home refused to look after the body of 14-year-old Traveller

The family of the teenager have been awarded more than €6,000 in compensation.

# traveller - Monday 16 June, 2014

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

# traveller - Monday 19 May, 2014

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wants ethnic monitoring in prison

# traveller - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Supreme Court hears argument over Traveller's right to attend local school

The Christian Brothers school in Clonmel gives priority to students whose fathers were past pupils – and it’s being argued that this is discriminatory against Travellers.

# traveller - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Racism reporting website sees reports "flood in"

iReport.ie has seen 60 reports detailing racism in less than one month, said ENAR Ireland.

# traveller - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world

Dublin and Cork also made the top 20 but Kilkenny was the only Irish city to crack the top 10.

# traveller - Monday 5 August, 2013

Several people sustain injuries after brawl at Mullingar cemetery

One man was arrested after a fight broke out between members of the Traveller community in the Westmeath town yesterday afteroon.

# traveller - Thursday 4 April, 2013

What's the most popular city for Irish tourists abroad?

A new survey shows that Irish people tend to stay close to home when it come to the most popular destination

# traveller - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pavee Point: Why these 6 Traveller myths are untrue

From grabbing, to marrying cousins, to bare-knuckle fighting, Pavee Point’s Martin Collins dispels some Traveller prejudices.

# traveller - Monday 18 February, 2013

Government gets an E grade for treatment of Traveller children

The Children’s Rights Alliance’s annual Report Card notes that Traveller children are “almost universally worse” than their settled peers.

# traveller - 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.

# traveller - Friday 14 December, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# traveller - Friday 28 September, 2012

Shatter urged to make statement on Hogan's Traveller letter

The Justice Minister has been urged to make a speech on what Fianna Fáil has said was a “serious breach of a citizen’s fundamental rights” after Phil Hogan wrote a letter to constituents regarding a Traveller family.

# traveller - 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.

# traveller - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as 'slaves'

The victims were beaten, fed little and forced to work almost non-stop, a UK court heard.

# traveller - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Column: Ethnic recognition for Travellers would help fight racism

Travellers face racism on a daily basis – and the State is aiding this by denying the group’s ethnic identity, writes Damien Walshe.

# traveller - Friday 3 February, 2012

Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school

The teenager’s mother had argued that giving priority enrolment to sons of past pupils was indirect discrimination against Travellers.