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#Tough Start

# tough-start - 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

Thu 1:15 PM 11,845 Views 0 Comments

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

# tough-start - 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 16,919 Views 0 Comments

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

# tough-start - 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 22,072 Views 0 Comments

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

# tough-start - Friday 12 November, 2021

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

Two Journal Media reporters shortlisted for Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021

Nov 12th 2021, 2:03 PM 6,482 Views 0 Comments

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

# tough-start - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

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

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

Nov 9th 2021, 3:54 PM 54 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.

# tough-start - 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 36,836 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 8,650 Views 0 Comments

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

# tough-start - 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 48,187 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

# tough-start - 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 52,492 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

# tough-start - 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 18,212 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

# tough-start - 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 20,700 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

# tough-start - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
# No Support
# No Support

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 7:50 PM 19,636 Views 0 Comments

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