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#Travelling Community

# travelling-community - Monday 31 August, 2020

Traveller family 'devastated' as gardaí investigate whether fire at council house started deliberately

The family was set to move into the house in the coming weeks.

# travelling-community - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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

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

# travelling-community - Friday 15 November, 2019

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

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

# travelling-community - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'

In an exclusive interview with the Irish Examiner, the senator said that what she did was “wrong” and that she was sorry.

# travelling-community - Monday 23 September, 2019

Garda suspended over video mocking Travelling community

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

# travelling-community - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background

“I actually felt more hurt for the younger generation that they still have to face this.”

# travelling-community - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments

Appearing on last night’s Late Late Show, Casey said that he does not discriminate against people.

# travelling-community - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'My mates used to slag Travellers. Soon I realised it was me they were slagging, because I came from that.'

Steo Wall, who has just released his first album ‘Where I’m From’, struggled with his Traveller heritage until he found the words to express it to others.

# travelling-community - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve Aras 18 This post contains videos

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve

Casey has been been roundly criticised by all his fellow candidates for several comments he has made about Traveller ethnicity.

# travelling-community - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

# travelling-community - Monday 8 October, 2018

Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables.

# travelling-community - Thursday 31 May, 2018

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure

The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.

# travelling-community - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I find it cynical, ignorant': Efforts made to rename Sligo halting site The Gaza Strip

A local member of the Travelling community wants to name the site out of solidarity with the plight of Palestinians.

# travelling-community - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# 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.

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