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# Traveller community

Last year
2022
# Health
Action Plan to tackle Traveller health inequalities a ‘big step forward’
Figures show there is a gap of some 13 years in life expectancy between Travellers and the general population.
# Traveller community
Department of Health not 'strong enough' when it comes to the Traveller community
Independent Senator Eileen Flynn says there is a “mental health crisis” in the community.
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# illuminations
'Everyone thought the people in flats were locked up and comfy - I wanted to scrape away the surface a bit'
Photographer Jeanette Lowe and artist Leanne McDonagh explore inner city life and Traveller families in new work about how the pandemic has affected Ireland.
Voices
Opinion: ‘Travellers have to hide their identity just to get a foot in the door’
Pavee Point’s Caoimhe McCabe outlines the level of workplace discrimination against Travellers and how to combat the problem.
# Maynooth
Four Traveller men compensated €6,000 each after being refused service in bar
A further condition of the settlement was that the staff involved attend a course of equality training.
Voices
Carrowbrowne site: 'Travellers have a right to a home that is culturally appropriate'
It’s hard to visit children living in a dump, writes Joanna Corcoran.
# Wicklow
Homeless family secure temporary injunction preventing Wicklow council from moving their caravan
Mrs Moorehouse, who is expecting the couple’s third child, said somebody let off gunshots shortly after they arrived which they believe was a warning to leave.
# Traveller community
Traveller family left without sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case
“This is a very important decision for the Traveller community.”
# 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.
# shared history
'Recognising Traveller ethnicity won’t make us less Irish'
Bernard Joyce says being a Traveller is “in my DNA”.
# Review
Investigation finds fire risks and widespread overcrowding at Traveller sites
A national audit of Traveller accomodation published today finds issues with electrics and access to sites.
# Tragedy
Carrickmines fire victims remembered at candelit vigil
The event came after a temporary site at Rockville Drive was blockaded yesterday.
# Wedding Shooting
"We know who they are": Police tell wedding shooters to turn themselves in
The teenage bride was said to have “had the look of being frightened the whole way through the liturgy”.
# 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.
# Tragedy
'I could never hate him': Helen O'Driscoll forgives eldest son who killed his twin brothers
Jonathan O’Driscoll killed his younger twin brothers before taking his own life last month.
# irish slang
Jason Byrne was NOT referring to Travellers when he said 'knackers' on the Late Late
The BAI agreed with RTÉ that the word has a broader meaning.
# coola boola
Fran from Love/Hate is back... in this new Irish movie
The first clip from King of the Travellers shows a sulky race on Dublin streets.
# Travellers
Martin 'very annoyed' by Fianna Fáil councillor's call to 'segregate' Travellers
Donegal County Councillor Seán McEniff said that Travellers should be “segregated” in a “community of their own” in a recent interview.