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# travellers - Yesterday’s News

'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

Fri 12:05 AM 46,014 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

# travellers - 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 Sun 6:40 PM 49,435 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

# travellers - 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 15,306 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

# travellers - 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 20,560 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

# travellers - 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 19,491 Views 0 Comments

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

# travellers - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds
# IHREC
# IHREC

Councils 'deficient' at identifying Traveller housing needs, human rights commission finds

Jul 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,259 Views 0 Comments

The reviews show that between 2008 and 2018, of €168.8 million allocated to local authorities for Traveller-specific accommodation, just two thirds (€110.6 million) was drawn down.

# travellers - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,414 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

# travellers - Friday 2 July, 2021

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
# Culture
# Culture

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:44 PM 14,339 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.

# travellers - Friday 18 June, 2021

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,811 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

# travellers - Monday 24 May, 2021

Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Rat infestations and overcrowding: Probe into Cork halting site exposes dangerous living conditions

Updated May 24th 2021, 12:52 PM 39,333 Views 0 Comments

Activists say the conditions negatively impact upon children’s rights.

# travellers - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 13th 2021, 7:58 PM 41,159 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

# 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'

Apr 8th 2021, 3:21 PM 31,003 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 55,504 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 9,025 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 38,950 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 21,148 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 23,667 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 48,566 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 10,994 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 41,328 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 24,504 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 37,930 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 25,349 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 55,506 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 3,350 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 78,020 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 26,949 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 20,273 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 23,281 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 31,225 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 17,159 Views 55 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 36,971 Views 208 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 101,522 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 36,528 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 51,023 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 32,201 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 26,312 Views 39 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 30,350 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 18,851 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 27,666 Views 24 Comments

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

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