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# 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 36,541 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 51,046 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 32,202 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 26,324 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 30,351 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 18,853 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 27,700 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 21,591 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 72,659 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 12,421 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 184,461 Views 182 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 28,152 Views 57 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 12,704 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 45,188 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 32,996 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 20,761 Views 174 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 24,690 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 16,947 Views 87 Comments

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

# travellers - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert

Jan 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,194 Views 66 Comments

The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.

# travellers - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation
# Fire
# Fire

Traveller family launches legal action for Clare County Council to give them accommodation

Dec 20th 2016, 6:10 AM 15,576 Views 0 Comments

They say they have been homeless since their previous accommodation was burnt down in 2015.

# travellers - Friday 25 November, 2016

Move to recognise Traveller ethnicity after long campaign shows 'Ireland's commitment to human rights'
# Equality
# Equality

Move to recognise Traveller ethnicity after long campaign shows 'Ireland's commitment to human rights'

Nov 25th 2016, 8:45 AM 14,427 Views 77 Comments

After a long-fought campaign, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he supported the recognition of Traveller ethnicity this week.

# travellers - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'Recognising Traveller ethnicity won’t make us less Irish'
# Shared History
# Shared History

'Recognising Traveller ethnicity won’t make us less Irish'

Oct 26th 2016, 10:39 AM 15,072 Views 51 Comments

Bernard Joyce says being a Traveller is “in my DNA”.

# travellers - Saturday 15 October, 2016

John Connors defends bare-knuckle boxing, "I wouldn't say no to a fight"
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

John Connors defends bare-knuckle boxing, "I wouldn't say no to a fight"

Oct 15th 2016, 6:00 PM 26,673 Views 34 Comments

John Connors talks about mental health, bare-knuckle boxing and Love/Hate.

# travellers - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'The word knacker makes me feel nervous and ashamed'
# Feeling Different
# Feeling Different

'The word knacker makes me feel nervous and ashamed'

Oct 12th 2016, 8:35 PM 40,357 Views 78 Comments

John Connors says the word will always be offensive to Travellers but he doesn’t think Irish people will ever stop using it.

# travellers - Monday 10 October, 2016

One year on: No empathy for families of five children and five adults burned to death
# Carrickmines
# Carrickmines

One year on: No empathy for families of five children and five adults burned to death

Oct 10th 2016, 8:15 PM 37,490 Views 131 Comments

Five adults – one of whom was pregnant – and five children all died when a fire broke out at a Carrickmines halting site last year.

# travellers - Monday 5 September, 2016

School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child

Sep 5th 2016, 7:15 PM 42,378 Views 137 Comments

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said his department is taking steps to assist the boy’s family.

# travellers - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Prisoner left out in prison yard overnight alleges discrimination against Travellers
# Cork Prison
# Cork Prison

Prisoner left out in prison yard overnight alleges discrimination against Travellers

Jul 5th 2016, 1:02 PM 25,716 Views 0 Comments

On 2-3 March of this year, inmate Martin McDonagh was accidentally locked outside in an exercise yard all night at Cork Prison.

# travellers - Monday 13 June, 2016

Half of Irish people don't want Travellers to have ethnic status
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Half of Irish people don't want Travellers to have ethnic status

Jun 13th 2016, 6:10 AM 40,967 Views 126 Comments

About one in three people would support such a move.

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said
# Special Status
# Special Status

We asked every TD if they want Travellers recognised as an ethnic minority - here’s what they said

Jun 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 29,386 Views 54 Comments

The vast majority of those who replied are in favour.

# travellers - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction
# Travellers
# Travellers

Ireland 'failing' to provide safeguards to Travellers facing eviction

May 16th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,092 Views 71 Comments

A Council of Europe committee also found Ireland is not providing Travellers with adequate accommodation.

# travellers - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Two men arrested as gardaí move Travellers from illegal site
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Two men arrested as gardaí move Travellers from illegal site

May 10th 2016, 12:10 PM 18,227 Views 57 Comments

They had been evicted from a halting site in January.

# travellers - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Traveller family split up as evicted halting site residents struggle to find accommodation
# Louth
# Louth

Traveller family split up as evicted halting site residents struggle to find accommodation

Mar 2nd 2016, 9:54 AM 14,962 Views 54 Comments

Families evicted from a Dundalk halting site earlier this year continue to live in a nearby car park as they look for emergency accommodation.

# travellers - Monday 18 January, 2016

'The ideal situation would be to allow them go to a halting site'
# Woodland Park
# Woodland Park

'The ideal situation would be to allow them go to a halting site'

Jan 18th 2016, 8:26 AM 11,756 Views 28 Comments

Several families were evicted from an illegal site in Louth on Friday.

# travellers - Monday 4 January, 2016

One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed

Jan 4th 2016, 8:28 AM 34,344 Views 88 Comments

From today those travelling into Sweden from Denmark will need to have ID with them.

# travellers - Monday 7 December, 2015

Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation
# Halting Sites
# Halting Sites

Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation

Dec 7th 2015, 8:37 PM 37,332 Views 120 Comments

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

# travellers - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Anti-Traveller sentiment is the last bastion of a backward Ireland'

Nov 5th 2015, 1:22 PM 1,622 Views 294 Comments

Last night, our government had a chance to recognise Travellers as Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority, but they failed us, writes Freda Hughes.

# travellers - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Watch: Labour minister's blistering criticism of attitudes towards Travellers
# Reviled
# Reviled

Watch: Labour minister's blistering criticism of attitudes towards Travellers

Nov 4th 2015, 1:19 PM 15,801 Views 173 Comments

The Dáil is to vote on a Sinn Féin motion calling for Traveller ethnicity tonight.

# travellers - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

# travellers - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Carrickmines survivors are now living in this car park
# Carrickmines
# Carrickmines

Carrickmines survivors are now living in this car park

Oct 25th 2015, 1:41 PM 23,365 Views 84 Comments

It’s located at Ballyogan Road in South Dublin.

# travellers - Saturday 24 October, 2015

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"
# Carrickmines
# Carrickmines

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 61,883 Views 87 Comments

Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.