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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Pavee Point

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THE MORNING LEAD
Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
A report by
Maria Delaney
Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions.
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
'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# National Breastfeeding Week
Only 2% of Traveller women breastfeed due to a range of additional barriers
This is in comparison to the national average of 56%.
# Children's Rights Alliance
Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.
# Oireachtas Committee
'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.
# Guidelines
Traveller organisations urge mourners to avoid mass gatherings at funerals
Yesterday, video footage emerged of a large Traveller funeral being held in Birr, Offaly.
# Tweets
'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.
# disciplinary inquiry
Garda suspended over video mocking Travelling community
The video was filmed ahead of a charity boxing match against a member of Dublin Fire Brigade.
# ECRI
Calls for sanctions to be placed on local authorities who fail to provide Traveller accommodation
The ECRI said the majority of local authorities have “consistently failed” to provide adequate accommodation for Travellers.
# Late Late Show
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.
# Pavee Point
'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.”
# Poverty
Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'
Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.
# shifting tides
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.
# Historic Step
The Taoiseach will recognise Traveller ethnicity tomorrow
Pavee Point said tomorrow would “mark an historic and hugely important day for Travellers”.
# ethnic group
Pavee Point confident Traveller ethnicity will be recognised in a matter of weeks
Justice committee report calls on the State to formally acknowledge Travellers as an ethnic minority group.
# Education
Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert
The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.
# Castlebar
Travellers protest in Mayo after Syrian refugee family accommodated in local authority house
Up to eight members of the Traveller community have been protesting outside Mayo County Council this afternoon.
# special status
We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said
The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.
# compensation
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.
# horse welfare
Banning sulky racing 'could make it more dangerous and drive it underground'
Another horse died on Sunday during one of these races.
# ashamed
Sinn Féin candidate resigns over anti-traveller comments on Facebook
Pavee Point said it was “absolutely fantastic to see racism called up properly”.
# Daily Struggle
State is failing to protect vulnerable Roma children, says Pavee Point
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.
# notanaprilfools
Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts
A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.
# Roma children
Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases
Nils Muižnieks says reporting of the cases reinforced the myth of Roma people “as child abductors”.
# Children
Groups warn about 'witch hunt' against Roma
Groups have warned against the propagation of stereotypes of an entire community after the removal of two children from Roma families.
# ethnic group
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.
# Dublin
Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day
The protest aims to highlight the “outspoken and negative” comments that have been made about Travellers in recent months.
# Big Fat Traveller Myths
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.
# Report Card
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.
# Phil Hogan
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.
# Courts
Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers
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.
# Travellers
"Don't do it again" - Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road
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.
# Human Rights
Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group
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.
# Taxi Driver
Disappointment expressed over taxi driver's Travellers comment
A Cork taxi driver has written a book about his work experiences – but has managed to offend some thanks to his very strong opinions.
Voices
Column: The Dale Farm circus is the last thing Travellers need
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.
# Discrimination
UN may ask Ireland to consider ethnic status for Travellers
The establishment of Traveller agency, and recognition as an ethic group, are proposals before a UN committee this month.