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# pavee-point - Friday 17 April, 2020

Traveller organisations urge mourners to avoid mass gatherings at funerals
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

Traveller organisations urge mourners to avoid mass gatherings at funerals

Apr 17th 2020, 5:10 PM 48,564 Views 58 Comments

Yesterday, video footage emerged of a large Traveller funeral being held in Birr, Offaly.

# pavee-point - 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 25,320 Views 22 Comments

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

# pavee-point - 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 77,967 Views 0 Comments

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

# pavee-point - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Calls for sanctions to be placed on local authorities who fail to provide Traveller accommodation
# ECRI
# ECRI

Calls for sanctions to be placed on local authorities who fail to provide Traveller accommodation

Jun 4th 2019, 12:28 PM 23,260 Views 70 Comments

The ECRI said the majority of local authorities have “consistently failed” to provide adequate accommodation for Travellers.

# pavee-point - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:41 AM 60,390 Views 235 Comments

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

# pavee-point - Saturday 27 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 16,043 Views 0 Comments

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

# pavee-point - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'
# Poverty
# Poverty

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'

Jan 18th 2018, 5:32 PM 27,430 Views 37 Comments

Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.

# pavee-point - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?
# Shifting Tides
# Shifting Tides

Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?

Sep 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 26,307 Views 25 Comments

Tinsmithing, education, and pride in who you are: the impact of one of the most momentous achievements for Traveller activists.

# pavee-point - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

The Taoiseach will recognise Traveller ethnicity tomorrow
# Historic Step
# Historic Step

The Taoiseach will recognise Traveller ethnicity tomorrow

Feb 28th 2017, 9:50 PM 24,683 Views 29 Comments

Pavee Point said tomorrow would “mark an historic and hugely important day for Travellers”.

# pavee-point - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Pavee Point confident Traveller ethnicity will be recognised in a matter of weeks
# Ethnic Group
# Ethnic Group

Pavee Point confident Traveller ethnicity will be recognised in a matter of weeks

Jan 26th 2017, 1:28 PM 16,924 Views 87 Comments

Justice committee report calls on the State to formally acknowledge Travellers as an ethnic minority group.

# pavee-point - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert

Jan 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,151 Views 66 Comments

The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.

# pavee-point - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Travellers protest in Mayo after Syrian refugee family accommodated in local authority house
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Travellers protest in Mayo after Syrian refugee family accommodated in local authority house

Nov 23rd 2016, 4:56 PM 45,798 Views 0 Comments

Up to eight members of the Traveller community have been protesting outside Mayo County Council this afternoon.

# pavee-point - Monday 13 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said
# Special Status
# Special Status

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

Jun 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,327 Views 54 Comments

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# pavee-point - Monday 20 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 42,705 Views 74 Comments

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

# pavee-point - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Banning sulky racing 'could make it more dangerous and drive it underground'
# Horse Welfare
# Horse Welfare

Banning sulky racing 'could make it more dangerous and drive it underground'

Jun 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 12,488 Views 78 Comments

Another horse died on Sunday during one of these races.

# pavee-point - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Sinn Féin candidate resigns over anti-traveller comments on Facebook
# Ashamed
# Ashamed

Sinn Féin candidate resigns over anti-traveller comments on Facebook

May 22nd 2014, 9:07 AM 25,368 Views 244 Comments

Pavee Point said it was “absolutely fantastic to see racism called up properly”.

# pavee-point - Thursday 10 April, 2014

State is failing to protect vulnerable Roma children, says Pavee Point
# Daily Struggle
# Daily Struggle

State is failing to protect vulnerable Roma children, says Pavee Point

Apr 10th 2014, 9:27 AM 8,838 Views 119 Comments

A new report says that last year’s removal by gardaí and the HSE of two children from their family has stopped mothers from getting their children vaccinated.

# pavee-point - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts
# Notanaprilfools
# Notanaprilfools

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts

Apr 1st 2014, 3:56 PM 18,474 Views 40 Comments

A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.

# pavee-point - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases

Oct 24th 2013, 9:45 AM 6,127 Views 0 Comments

Nils Muižnieks says reporting of the cases reinforced the myth of Roma people “as child abductors”.

# pavee-point - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Groups warn about 'witch hunt' against Roma
# Children
# Children

Groups warn about 'witch hunt' against Roma

Oct 23rd 2013, 1:06 PM 17,283 Views 145 Comments

Groups have warned against the propagation of stereotypes of an entire community after the removal of two children from Roma families.

# pavee-point - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 11th 2013, 5:14 PM 13,261 Views 95 Comments

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.

# pavee-point - Monday 8 April, 2013

Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day
# Dublin
# Dublin

Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day

Apr 8th 2013, 7:05 AM 11,165 Views 83 Comments

The protest aims to highlight the “outspoken and negative” comments that have been made about Travellers in recent months.

# pavee-point - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pavee Point: Why these 6 Traveller myths are untrue
# Big Fat Traveller Myths
# Big Fat Traveller Myths

Pavee Point: Why these 6 Traveller myths are untrue

Mar 29th 2013, 8:30 AM 62,048 Views 163 Comments

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

# pavee-point - Monday 18 February, 2013

Government gets an E grade for treatment of Traveller children
# Report Card
# Report Card

Government gets an E grade for treatment of Traveller children

Feb 18th 2013, 4:45 PM 13,084 Views 62 Comments

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

# pavee-point - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group

Sep 26th 2012, 6:40 PM 7,582 Views 85 Comments

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.

# pavee-point - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers
# Courts
# Courts

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers

Sep 12th 2012, 9:04 AM 18,690 Views 199 Comments

Pavee Point says it would be difficult for Travellers to have confidence that they could get a fair trial under the judge after his comments.

# pavee-point - Thursday 10 May, 2012

"Don't do it again" - Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road
# Travellers
# Travellers

"Don't do it again" - Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road

May 10th 2012, 10:26 AM 12,196 Views 85 Comments

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.

# pavee-point - Friday 16 March, 2012

Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Mar 16th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,821 Views 46 Comments

At today’s Universal Periodic Review, the Irish government was also called on to address the situation of thousands of asylum seekers and take steps towards improving the conditions they live in.

# pavee-point - Friday 25 November, 2011

Disappointment expressed over taxi driver's Travellers comment
# Taxi Driver
# Taxi Driver

Disappointment expressed over taxi driver's Travellers comment

Nov 25th 2011, 3:48 PM 7,365 Views 47 Comments

A Cork taxi driver has written a book about his work experiences – but has managed to offend some thanks to his very strong opinions.

# pavee-point - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Column: The Dale Farm circus is the last thing Travellers need
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Dale Farm circus is the last thing Travellers need

Oct 9th 2011, 6:00 PM 35 Views 55 Comments

Travellers are getting plenty of media attention at the moment – and it doesn’t help the families who’ll be splintered by evictions, writes Ben Archibald of Pavee Point.

# pavee-point - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

UN may ask Ireland to consider ethnic status for Travellers
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

UN may ask Ireland to consider ethnic status for Travellers

Feb 9th 2011, 11:24 AM 688 Views 0 Comments

The establishment of Traveller agency, and recognition as an ethic group, are proposals before a UN committee this month.