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#Travellers

# travellers - Thursday 8 April, 2021

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

President Higgins says 'exclusion' of Travellers is based on 'unrepublican populist sentiments'

Thu 3:21 PM 30,548 Views 0 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

# travellers - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue
# Appeal
# Appeal

Hotel operator attempts to overturn finding it discriminated against Traveller woman seeking to book wedding venue

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:34 PM 55,135 Views 0 Comments

The Bunratty Castle Hotel has appealed the finding.

# travellers - Monday 1 March, 2021

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education
# Third Level
# Third Level

€300,000 allocated to colleges to support Travellers in higher education

Mar 1st 2021, 6:45 AM 8,882 Views 0 Comments

The funding is to support Traveller students progressing to higher education and during their studies.

# travellers - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

DAA adds Fingal council to action seeking vacant possession of land from Traveller families
# Courts
# Courts

DAA adds Fingal council to action seeking vacant possession of land from Traveller families

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:50 PM 38,915 Views 0 Comments

The land had previously been leased to Fingal County Council to house Traveller families.

# travellers - Monday 7 December, 2020

Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds
# New Report
# New Report

Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds

Dec 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 20,212 Views 0 Comments

Travellers in Ireland reported having the lowest rates of employment in Europe, at just 15%.

# travellers - Thursday 12 November, 2020

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level

Nov 12th 2020, 8:33 PM 23,511 Views 0 Comments

The fund will be used to support technology, study space, and caring responsibilities.

# travellers - Monday 13 July, 2020

Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn
# Online Events
# Online Events

Traveller Pride week to be launched today by new Senator Eileen Flynn

Jul 13th 2020, 8:36 AM 48,381 Views 40 Comments

The two-week catalogue of events will begin today with a live streamed launch.

# travellers - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

'Weaknesses all over the system': Call for review of 'State failures' in family rape case

Jun 16th 2020, 11:13 AM 10,949 Views 0 Comments

The victims have questioned whether the fact that they are Travellers was a factor.

# travellers - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Conditions for Travellers have been difficult in the Covid-19 shutdown'

Jun 6th 2020, 1:00 PM 40,996 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement says more needs to be done to protect Travellers during this pandemic and beyond.

# travellers - Monday 2 December, 2019

'The kitchens are sinking': Report highlights living conditions facing some Traveller families in Galway
# Sites Of Despair
# Sites Of Despair

'The kitchens are sinking': Report highlights living conditions facing some Traveller families in Galway

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:01 AM 24,461 Views 41 Comments

A new monitoring report was published today by the Galway Traveller Movement.

# travellers - Friday 15 November, 2019

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'
# TWEET-GATE
# TWEET-GATE

Pavee Point director accepts apology from Lorraine Clifford-Lee, praises her 'positive approach'

Updated Nov 15th 2019, 1:34 PM 37,865 Views 147 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee said she was unable to to say whether other tweets or comments might emerge.

# travellers - 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 25,304 Views 22 Comments

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

# travellers - Monday 11 November, 2019

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'
# Apology
# Apology

Fianna Fáil senator apologises for derogatory tweets that she says were 'taken out of context'

Nov 11th 2019, 10:59 AM 55,477 Views 0 Comments

The tweets, which were posted in 2011, used words such as “knacker” and “Traveller” in a derogatory manner.

# travellers - Friday 18 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

Oct 18th 2019, 1:22 PM 3,244 Views 1 Comment

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

# travellers - 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 77,936 Views 0 Comments

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

# travellers - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules
# High Court
# High Court

Travellers must leave unofficial halting site in Co Tipperary by next Tuesday, court rules

Jul 11th 2019, 2:44 PM 26,875 Views 14 Comments

Tipperary County Council’s proceedings were brought against eight people.

# travellers - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Irish society improving in terms of tolerance and equality, but Traveller and Roma exclusion still an issue

Jun 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 19,893 Views 70 Comments

A new report notes that tolerance is increasing in Ireland, but states that issues still persist around integration.

# travellers - 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 23,243 Views 70 Comments

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

# travellers - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers
# Investigation
# Investigation

Garda Commissioner examining case of alleged Garda discrimination against Travellers

May 11th 2019, 9:30 AM 31,182 Views 5 Comments

The minister said it is incumbent on all members of the gardaí to abide by the code of conduct as they go about their work.

# travellers - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
# Report Card
# Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,015 Views 59 Comments

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# travellers - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Updated Oct 27th 2018, 10:13 AM 36,938 Views 204 Comments

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

# travellers - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments
# Controversy
# Controversy

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Updated Oct 17th 2018, 2:00 PM 101,453 Views 336 Comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

# travellers - Monday 8 October, 2018

Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate

Oct 8th 2018, 10:02 PM 36,514 Views 19 Comments

Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables.

# travellers - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

Jul 11th 2018, 5:29 PM 50,919 Views 70 Comments

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

# travellers - Friday 29 June, 2018

16,000 travellers stranded after massive volcanic eruption in Bali
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

16,000 travellers stranded after massive volcanic eruption in Bali

Jun 29th 2018, 8:27 AM 32,194 Views 20 Comments

Mount Agung last erupted in November. Bali’s economy has taken a pounding over the chaos caused by the volcano.

# travellers - Thursday 31 May, 2018

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure
# St Thomas’ Clonshaugh
# St Thomas’ Clonshaugh

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure

May 31st 2018, 6:36 PM 26,264 Views 38 Comments

The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.

# travellers - Friday 11 May, 2018

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

May 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 30,335 Views 0 Comments

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

# travellers - Friday 9 March, 2018

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation
# Housing Committee
# Housing Committee

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation

Mar 9th 2018, 6:01 AM 18,830 Views 22 Comments

Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.

# travellers - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
# Minority
# Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

Dec 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 27,470 Views 24 Comments

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# travellers - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing
# Donegal
# Donegal

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

Aug 30th 2017, 4:55 PM 21,560 Views 0 Comments

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

# travellers - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland
# High Blood Pressure
# High Blood Pressure

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

Aug 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 72,609 Views 15 Comments

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

# travellers - Friday 2 June, 2017

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing
# Housing
# Housing

€9 million to be made available this year for Traveller housing

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:33 PM 12,389 Views 45 Comments

The accommodation includes group housing and halting sites for Traveller families.

# travellers - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision
# That Escalated Quickly
# That Escalated Quickly

Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision

May 14th 2017, 12:36 PM 184,345 Views 177 Comments

‘Thanks Ireland. You can keep your f’king gypsies! Hard border coming folks!’

# travellers - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Traveller family left without sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case
# Traveller Community
# Traveller Community

Traveller family left without sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case

Apr 25th 2017, 3:38 PM 28,116 Views 58 Comments

“This is a very important decision for the Traveller community.”

# travellers - Monday 17 April, 2017

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers
# Diversity
# Diversity

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

Apr 17th 2017, 12:42 PM 12,653 Views 33 Comments

The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.

# travellers - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'The grieving is absolutely unreal': Travelling community devastated after Clondalkin fire
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'The grieving is absolutely unreal': Travelling community devastated after Clondalkin fire

Mar 9th 2017, 5:20 PM 45,151 Views 14 Comments

The fire claimed the lives of four people when it broke out early yesterday morning.

# travellers - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Travellers left outside Leinster House in the rain as Taoiseach recognises their ethnicity
# Traveller Ethnicity
# Traveller Ethnicity

Travellers left outside Leinster House in the rain as Taoiseach recognises their ethnicity

Mar 2nd 2017, 5:16 PM 32,982 Views 145 Comments

The incident has kicked off discussions about how the Dáil can better facilitate large crowds.

# travellers - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'He walks with his head down. No more' - Taoiseach recognises Traveller ethnicity in the Dáil
# Historic
# Historic

'He walks with his head down. No more' - Taoiseach recognises Traveller ethnicity in the Dáil

Mar 1st 2017, 7:22 PM 20,708 Views 178 Comments

“It is a historic day for our Travellers and a proud day for Ireland.”

# travellers - 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 24,679 Views 29 Comments

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

# travellers - 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 16,920 Views 87 Comments

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

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