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#Travellers

# travellers - Friday 29 April, 2022

'How can we prove it?': Travellers highlight barriers to justice after incidents of discrimination
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'How can we prove it?': Travellers highlight barriers to justice after incidents of discrimination

Apr 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 29,944 Views 0 Comments

Traveller women who were surveyed said businesses may deploy “sneaky ways” to refuse them service.

# travellers - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Report details abuse experienced by women from ethnic minority backgrounds while canvassing
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Report details abuse experienced by women from ethnic minority backgrounds while canvassing

Mar 31st 2022, 4:46 PM 9,238 Views 4 Comments

One interviewee described how some people “just open the door, it’s enough to see your face and they shut it again”.

# travellers - Monday 21 March, 2022

Harris announces €450k funding to assist Traveller and Roma students in higher education
# Close The Gap
# Close The Gap

Harris announces €450k funding to assist Traveller and Roma students in higher education

Mar 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 19,206 Views 37 Comments

There is a significant gap in higher education between Travellers and the wider population, Minister Simon Harris says.

# travellers - Monday 14 February, 2022

People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
# IHREC
# IHREC

People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system

Feb 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 25,226 Views 0 Comments

Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.

# travellers - Monday 31 January, 2022

Supreme Court discontinues injunction requiring Traveller family to vacate council-owned land
# Court
# Court

Supreme Court discontinues injunction requiring Traveller family to vacate council-owned land

Jan 31st 2022, 3:24 PM 25,632 Views 0 Comments

Clare County Council had secured an injunction from the High Court.

# travellers - Thursday 2 December, 2021

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment
# New Report
# New Report

TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment

Dec 2nd 2021, 1:15 PM 11,988 Views 0 Comments

Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.

# travellers - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
# Awards
# Awards

Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021

Nov 28th 2021, 1:30 PM 17,093 Views 0 Comments

Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy won for their series Tough Start which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.

# travellers - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Concern for Traveller children in Galway living in 'cold and damp conditions'
# Galway
# Galway

Concern for Traveller children in Galway living in 'cold and damp conditions'

Nov 23rd 2021, 3:50 PM 14,019 Views 0 Comments

Community groups said one site was left without heat or water for 18 months.

# travellers - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Tough Start Live: How can the cycle of disadvantage be stopped for Traveller children?
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Tough Start Live: How can the cycle of disadvantage be stopped for Traveller children?

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 1:00 PM 22,177 Views 0 Comments

Watch our discussion with key Traveller advocates on the major investigative series by Noteworthy and The Journal.

# travellers - Thursday 11 November, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
# Education
# Education

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 7,972 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

# travellers - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised

Oct 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,563 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal investigate lack of action on Traveller-specific accommodation across Ireland
  • Reporter Cormac Fitzgerald reveals hepatitis A outbreak likely caused by unsanitary conditions at site
  • Children speak about living in overcrowded trailers, waking up freezing and having no green space to play
Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation

Oct 26th 2021, 12:04 AM 8,979 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy takes a deep dive into the funding issues that resulted in poor resourcing of housing projects.

# travellers - Friday 22 October, 2021

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 49,387 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí

# travellers - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'

Updated Oct 17th 2021, 6:40 PM 53,613 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
  • Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns

# travellers - Monday 11 October, 2021

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children

Oct 11th 2021, 12:01 AM 18,811 Views 0 Comments
  • In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
  • The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade

# travellers - Monday 4 October, 2021

Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'
# State Failure
# State Failure

Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'

Oct 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,852 Views 0 Comments
  • Minister Roderic O’Gorman said that the State 'has failed successive generations of Traveller children' in an interview with reporter Michelle Hennessy
  • O'Gorman spoke to Noteworthy as part of a series into the challenges facing Traveller children in Ireland
  • He was 'surprised to see' the Cork City Council letter which hit back at the findings of the Spring Lane report

# travellers - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
# Children's Rights Alliance
# Children's Rights Alliance

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 7:50 PM 19,889 Views 0 Comments

Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.

# travellers - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds
# IHREC
# IHREC

Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds

Jul 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,350 Views 0 Comments

The reviews show that between 2008 and 2018, of €168.8 million allocated to local authorities for Traveller-specific accommodation, just two thirds (€110.6 million) was drawn down.

# travellers - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,501 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

# travellers - Friday 2 July, 2021

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
# Culture
# Culture

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:44 PM 14,483 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.

# travellers - Friday 18 June, 2021

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,071 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

# travellers - Monday 24 May, 2021

Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions

Updated May 24th 2021, 12:52 PM 39,440 Views 0 Comments

Activists say the conditions negatively impact upon children’s rights.

# travellers - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 41,268 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

# travellers - Thursday 8 April, 2021

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'

Apr 8th 2021, 3:21 PM 31,103 Views 0 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

# travellers - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue
# Appeal
# Appeal

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:34 PM 55,780 Views 0 Comments

The Bunratty Castle Hotel has appealed the finding.

# travellers - Monday 1 March, 2021

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education
# Third Level
# Third Level

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education

Mar 1st 2021, 6:45 AM 9,104 Views 0 Comments

The funding is to support Traveller students progressing to higher education and during their studies.

# travellers - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

DAA adds Fingal council to action seeking vacant possession of land from Traveller families
# Courts
# Courts

DAA adds Fingal council to action seeking vacant possession of land from Traveller families

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:50 PM 38,988 Views 0 Comments

The land had previously been leased to Fingal County Council to house Traveller families.

# travellers - Monday 7 December, 2020

Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds
# New Report
# New Report

Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds

Dec 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 22,685 Views 0 Comments

Travellers in Ireland reported having the lowest rates of employment in Europe, at just 15%.

# travellers - Thursday 12 November, 2020

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level

Nov 12th 2020, 8:33 PM 23,763 Views 0 Comments

The fund will be used to support technology, study space, and caring responsibilities.

# travellers - Monday 13 July, 2020

Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn
# Online Events
# Online Events

Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn

Jul 13th 2020, 8:36 AM 48,678 Views 40 Comments

The two-week catalogue of events will begin today with a live streamed launch.

# travellers - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case

Jun 16th 2020, 11:13 AM 11,027 Views 0 Comments

The victims have questioned whether the fact that they are Travellers was a factor.

# travellers - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Jun 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 41,499 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

# travellers - Monday 2 December, 2019

'The kitchens are sinking': Report highlights living conditions facing some Traveller families in Galway
# Sites Of Despair
# Sites Of Despair

'The kitchens are sinking': Report highlights living conditions facing some Traveller families in Galway

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:01 AM 24,548 Views 41 Comments

A new monitoring report was published today by the Galway Traveller Movement.

# travellers - Friday 15 November, 2019

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'
# TWEET-GATE
# TWEET-GATE

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'

Updated Nov 15th 2019, 1:34 PM 38,007 Views 147 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee said she was unable to to say whether other tweets or comments might emerge.

# travellers - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
# Tweets
# Tweets

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments

Updated Nov 12th 2019, 5:23 PM 25,388 Views 22 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.

# travellers - Monday 11 November, 2019

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'
# Apology
# Apology

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'

Nov 11th 2019, 10:59 AM 55,581 Views 15 Comments

The tweets, which were posted in 2011, used words such as “knacker” and “Traveller” in a derogatory manner.

# travellers - Friday 18 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

Oct 18th 2019, 1:22 PM 3,475 Views 1 Comment

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

# travellers - Monday 23 September, 2019

Garda suspended over video mocking Travelling community
# Disciplinary Inquiry
# Disciplinary Inquiry

Garda suspended over video mocking Travelling community

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:51 AM 78,075 Views 0 Comments

The video was filmed ahead of a charity boxing match against a member of Dublin Fire Brigade.

# travellers - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules
# High Court
# High Court

Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules

Jul 11th 2019, 2:44 PM 27,054 Views 14 Comments

Tipperary County Council’s proceedings were brought against eight people.

# travellers - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue

Jun 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 20,738 Views 70 Comments

A new report notes that tolerance is increasing in Ireland, but states that issues still persist around integration.

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