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# Tough Start

Last year
Ireland suffer 52-point defeat to France in opening women's Euro 2025 qualifier
Ireland U19 side lose Euro opener to Slovakia in Wexford
Blackpool beaten in Mick McCarthy's first game in charge
Journal Media investigative series named winner of 2021 Mary Raftery Prize
All time
'I’ll get it done' – Erik ten Hag not fazed by size of Man Utd challenge
Northern Ireland outclassed by Norway in Euro 2022 defeat in Southampton
TDs and Senators recommend public sector hiring targets to tackle Traveller unemployment
Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
Tough Start Live: How can the cycle of disadvantage be stopped for Traveller children?
Two Journal Media reporters shortlisted for Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised
Funding red tape has led to low output of Traveller-specific accommodation
'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'
Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'
Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges