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# travellers - Monday 18 May, 2015

Travellers to get £3000 each after being refused entry to pub
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Travellers to get £3000 each after being refused entry to pub

May 18th 2015, 4:33 PM 31,785 Views 135 Comments

JD Wetherspoon had denied any wrongdoing.

# travellers - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Top Gear could be in trouble for using the word 'pikey'
# Track Record
# Track Record

Top Gear could be in trouble for using the word 'pikey'

May 5th 2015, 2:17 PM 19,531 Views 70 Comments

Ofcom is investigating after a complaint was made by the Traveller Movement.

# travellers - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be

Apr 30th 2015, 10:15 AM 33,445 Views 90 Comments

But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.

# travellers - Monday 23 March, 2015

Irish Traveller held in US over $1 million insurance fraud murder
# Texas
# Texas

Irish Traveller held in US over $1 million insurance fraud murder

Mar 23rd 2015, 11:27 AM 34,549 Views 0 Comments

Anita Fox, a 72-year-old housekeeper, was stabbed seven times while at work.

# travellers - Friday 13 March, 2015

Travellers are three times more likely to get TB
# Consumption
# Consumption

Travellers are three times more likely to get TB

Mar 13th 2015, 7:50 AM 9,610 Views 83 Comments

And they get it much, much younger.

# travellers - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Gay man from Travelling community shares wonderful #YesEquality letter from his sister
# Marriage Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Ref

Gay man from Travelling community shares wonderful #YesEquality letter from his sister

Mar 10th 2015, 11:40 AM 6,306 Views 2 Comments

“Yes, of course yes!”

# travellers - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Supreme Court reject appeal alleging discrimination against Traveller student
# Judgement
# Judgement

Supreme Court reject appeal alleging discrimination against Traveller student

Feb 24th 2015, 3:35 PM 33,221 Views 131 Comments

The school gives priority to pupils whose fathers attended.

# travellers - Thursday 11 December, 2014

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Dec 11th 2014, 8:19 PM 11,193 Views 14 Comments

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# travellers - Monday 3 November, 2014

Two teenagers lay dead in car for hours after road crash
# Kerry
# Kerry

Two teenagers lay dead in car for hours after road crash

Nov 3rd 2014, 10:22 AM 19,941 Views 21 Comments

The crash occurred overnight on Friday in Killarney, Co Kerry, with the bodies of the youths discovered at midday on Saturday.

# travellers - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over
# That's That Then
# That's That Then

Nessa Childers says the legal, er, 'situation' between her and Phil Hogan is over

Oct 21st 2014, 5:37 PM 9,791 Views 16 Comments

Hogan sent legal letters to the MEP last month.

# travellers - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing
# EU Commission
# EU Commission

READ: Nessa Childers' attack on Phil Hogan over social housing

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:26 PM 10,615 Views 67 Comments

She said Hogan’s appointment in Europe would be “a step backwards for equality.”

# travellers - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime
# Prejudice
# Prejudice

Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:26 AM 6,034 Views 57 Comments

A new report from the University of Limerick finds Ireland to be out of step with international legislation on hate crime.

# travellers - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Paparazzi pelted with eggs during Love/Hate filming on halting site
# Halting Site
From The Daily Edge
# Halting Site

Paparazzi pelted with eggs during Love/Hate filming on halting site

Aug 13th 2014, 7:00 PM 8,025 Views 4 Comments

Extreme anti-spoiler moves.

# travellers - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Real Lives: Traveller men want to show you a side you 'rarely get to see'
# Inspiring
# Inspiring

Real Lives: Traveller men want to show you a side you 'rarely get to see'

Jul 5th 2014, 9:45 AM 25,406 Views 65 Comments

A new booklet detailing the lives of Traveller men hopes to dispel some myths and stereotypes.

# travellers - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

Jul 1st 2014, 2:01 PM 13,598 Views 124 Comments

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

# travellers - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

Jun 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 82 Views 38 Comments

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

# travellers - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger
# On The Canvass
# On The Canvass

'People are raging': Bríd Smith is capitalising on voter anger

May 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 10,931 Views 71 Comments

The People Before Profit MEP candidate has said she is “as equally in contention” as anyone to take the third seat in Dublin.

# travellers - Monday 19 May, 2014

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons
# Prison
# Prison

Prison body wants a dedicated strategy for Travellers leaving prisons

May 19th 2014, 6:46 PM 12,396 Views 57 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust wants ethnic monitoring in prison

# travellers - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?

May 14th 2014, 9:00 AM 11,326 Views 49 Comments

Today the Justice Committee will examine how various groups are impacted by transparency issues within the force.

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight
# Transparency
# Transparency

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight

May 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,990 Views 65 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee is holding a meeting on the issue today and had invited a number of groups to speak.

# travellers - Thursday 8 May, 2014

New Children's Minister doesn't support Traveller ethnicity
# Traveller Ethnicity
# Traveller Ethnicity

New Children's Minister doesn't support Traveller ethnicity

May 8th 2014, 7:09 PM 28,043 Views 107 Comments

Flanagan says he doesn’t think ethnic recognition would ‘be to Travellers’ advantage’.

# travellers - Friday 2 May, 2014

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers

May 2nd 2014, 7:00 AM 8,158 Views 30 Comments

Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.

# travellers - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 17th 2014, 10:58 PM 14,229 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group
# Recognition
# Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Apr 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 11,987 Views 108 Comments

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

# travellers - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Traveller group hits out at "hate speech" Daily Mail article
# Travellers Rights
# Travellers Rights

Traveller group hits out at "hate speech" Daily Mail article

Apr 9th 2014, 8:07 AM 35,573 Views 270 Comments

Brenda Power said that Travellers should “teach their children to use a golf club or a hurley for something other than breaking a cousin’s leg”.

# travellers - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Column: Is anybody interested in the silent destruction of our communities?
# Community Spirit
# Community Spirit

Column: Is anybody interested in the silent destruction of our communities?

Mar 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 109 Views 26 Comments

Community projects decimated by funding reductions in recent budgets now face the prospect of commercial companies taking over their role, writes Rory Hearne.

# travellers - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Councillor accuses Travellers group of "playing politics" over Cork site
# Travellers
# Travellers

Councillor accuses Travellers group of "playing politics" over Cork site

Mar 5th 2014, 9:30 AM 13,766 Views 158 Comments

The Traveller Visibility Group in turn accused Ken O’Flynn of spreading “misinformation” after he offered to spend the night there.

# travellers - Friday 17 January, 2014

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case

Jan 17th 2014, 10:50 PM 49,273 Views 203 Comments

One of the women says that the refusal to attend the suicide awareness charity event was ‘devastating’.

# travellers - Saturday 30 November, 2013

8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

8 things we've learned from the Labour Party's annual conference

Nov 30th 2013, 9:49 PM 15,429 Views 83 Comments

There is still business to be conducted on Sunday, but here’s what we’ve learned about the state of the Labour Party this weekend.

# travellers - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Nov 5th 2013, 12:45 PM 27,102 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain had argued that episodes of the Channel 4 programme contained negative and damaging stereotypes.

# travellers - Friday 9 August, 2013

Column: Just words? Anti-Roma and Traveller rhetoric has serious consequences
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Just words? Anti-Roma and Traveller rhetoric has serious consequences

Aug 9th 2013, 7:00 AM 186 Views 202 Comments

Following recent comment made about Travellers by a French MP, in which he suggested more should have been murdered during the Holocaust, Martin Collins considers the impact on hateful speech on violence against minorities.

# travellers - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 25th 2013, 10:07 PM 12,104 Views 7 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the devastating train derailment in Spain, Michael Lowry’s home being raided and the threat to child benefit in the budget.

"A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school"
# Travellers
# Travellers

"A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school"

Jul 25th 2013, 1:07 PM 23,071 Views 40 Comments

Two new leaflets aimed at tackling self harm, suicide and bullying among Travellers have been launched in response to figures that show that suicide accounts for 11 per cent of Traveller deaths.

# travellers - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Cork backs Traveller ethnicity but they don’t want ‘settled people’s approval’
# Ethnic Group
# Ethnic Group

Cork backs Traveller ethnicity but they don’t want ‘settled people’s approval’

Jun 11th 2013, 5:14 PM 13,272 Views 95 Comments

Ronnie Fay of Pavee Point said that “Traveller ethnicity is a fact” and they don’t need councils like Cork City to be voting on this.

# travellers - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Local authorities to be quizzed on Traveller housing allocations
# Community
# Community

Local authorities to be quizzed on Traveller housing allocations

May 16th 2013, 7:22 PM 8,439 Views 27 Comments

In 2010, less than half the money allocated for Traveller housing was drawn down by councils.

# travellers - Friday 19 April, 2013

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers
# Travellers
# Travellers

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

Apr 19th 2013, 4:11 PM 7,603 Views 79 Comments

The Council of Europe report expresses concern about discrimination against Travellers in accessing the labour market.

# travellers - Monday 8 April, 2013

Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day
# Dublin
# Dublin

Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day

Apr 8th 2013, 7:05 AM 11,173 Views 83 Comments

The protest aims to highlight the “outspoken and negative” comments that have been made about Travellers in recent months.

# travellers - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Hundreds of Travellers outside Dáil for anti-racism protest
# Travellers
# Travellers

Hundreds of Travellers outside Dáil for anti-racism protest

Mar 13th 2013, 2:20 PM 10,677 Views 68 Comments

A number of TDs have joined the movement at Leinster House today.

# travellers - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Over 40 Traveller groups to protest at the Dáil against racism
# Dáil Protest
# Dáil Protest

Over 40 Traveller groups to protest at the Dáil against racism

Mar 12th 2013, 6:08 PM 13,285 Views 93 Comments

Organisers of tomorrow’s protest say it’s in response to a recent upsurge in anti-Traveller racism, “particularly from public representatives and members of the judiciary”.

# travellers - Monday 11 March, 2013

Fran from Love/Hate is back... in this new Irish movie
# Coola Boola
From The Daily Edge
# Coola Boola

Fran from Love/Hate is back... in this new Irish movie

Mar 11th 2013, 10:04 AM 14,556 Views 24 Comments

The first clip from King of the Travellers shows a sulky race on Dublin streets.