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# 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 13,287 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 14,564 Views 24 Comments

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

# travellers - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Protest takes place outside hotel over councillor's Traveller comments
# Protest
# Protest

Protest takes place outside hotel over councillor's Traveller comments

Feb 16th 2013, 5:25 PM 14,647 Views 109 Comments

The protesters held the event outside the Camden Court Hotel owned by Cllr Sean McEniff’s today.

# travellers - Friday 15 February, 2013

Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state

Feb 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,000 Views 141 Comments

Not recognising Traveller’s ethnicity creates a dangerous precedent for every human right- denying government that wants to justify racism, writes Dr Robbie McVeigh.

# travellers - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Martin 'very annoyed' by Fianna Fáil councillor's call to 'segregate' Travellers
# Travellers
# Travellers

Martin 'very annoyed' by Fianna Fáil councillor's call to 'segregate' Travellers

Feb 14th 2013, 1:30 PM 12,270 Views 101 Comments

Donegal County Councillor Seán McEniff said that Travellers should be “segregated” in a “community of their own” in a recent interview.

# travellers - Friday 25 January, 2013

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments
# Travellers
# Travellers

Traveller group expresses 'deep concern' over judge comments

Jan 25th 2013, 10:03 PM 31,481 Views 59 Comments

The Irish Traveller Movement said the reported comments by a District Court judge were “inflammatory and derogatory”.

# travellers - Thursday 17 January, 2013

FF councillor criticised for anti-Traveller comments
# Donegal
# Donegal

FF councillor criticised for anti-Traveller comments

Jan 17th 2013, 6:50 PM 17,498 Views 105 Comments

“You wouldn’t want them beside you and I don’t want them beside me,” Fianna Fail councillor Sean McEniff told a local radio station in Donegal.

# travellers - Friday 14 December, 2012

Irish Traveller family found guilty of 'slavery'‎
# Slavery
# Slavery

Irish Traveller family found guilty of 'slavery'‎

Dec 14th 2012, 4:53 PM 14,481 Views 0 Comments

The trial heard that their victims were often homeless drifters or addicts, who were forced to live in squalid caravans.

# travellers - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family
# Hogan
# Hogan

Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family

Oct 31st 2012, 12:54 PM 8,571 Views 72 Comments

When contacted by TheJournal.ie a spokesperson for the Minister said he had no comment for “legal reasons”.

# travellers - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers

Oct 20th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,296 Views 3 Comments

How much does it cost to bring football into disrepute on Twitter? And how do NAMA’s accounts look?

# travellers - Thursday 18 October, 2012

84 per cent of travellers unemployed
# Census
# Census

84 per cent of travellers unemployed

Oct 18th 2012, 3:47 PM 15,529 Views 190 Comments

Just one per cent go to third level education, say census figures.

# travellers - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty
# Food Poverty
# Food Poverty

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty

Oct 16th 2012, 10:21 AM 9,196 Views 114 Comments

Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.

# travellers - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Column: Like Ireland’s football fans, we all want to belong
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Like Ireland’s football fans, we all want to belong

Oct 14th 2012, 8:30 AM 51 Views 15 Comments

We define ourselves against others in order to join social groups, writes Professor Tom Inglis – but that can have sinister consequences.

# travellers - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads "offensive", says UK watchdog
# Ads
# Ads

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads "offensive", says UK watchdog

Oct 3rd 2012, 11:34 AM 10,066 Views 30 Comments

Two out of four Channel 4 poster ads were slammed by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, which described them as “offensive and irresponsible”.

# travellers - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group

Sep 26th 2012, 6:40 PM 7,592 Views 85 Comments

Pavee Point has criticised the Environment Minister after he wrote a letter to constituents telling them that a Traveller family would not be moving into their area.

Audio: Hogan hangs up on radio station as he is urged to explain Traveller letter
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Audio: Hogan hangs up on radio station as he is urged to explain Traveller letter

Sep 26th 2012, 1:13 PM 23,010 Views 204 Comments

Phil Hogan has been called on to explain his intervention in the housing of a Traveller family in his constituency. Earlier the Environment Minister hung up on a local radio station.

# travellers - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Top readers’ comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers’ comments of the week

Sep 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 6,433 Views 18 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# travellers - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers
# Courts
# Courts

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers

Sep 12th 2012, 9:04 AM 18,755 Views 199 Comments

Pavee Point says it would be difficult for Travellers to have confidence that they could get a fair trial under the judge after his comments.

# travellers - Thursday 12 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Jul 12th 2012, 8:06 PM 8,537 Views 2 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as 'slaves'
# Servitude
# Servitude

Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as 'slaves'

Jul 12th 2012, 9:35 AM 5,942 Views 12 Comments

The victims were beaten, fed little and forced to work almost non-stop, a UK court heard.

# travellers - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Column: Ethnic recognition for Travellers would help fight racism
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ethnic recognition for Travellers would help fight racism

Jul 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 588 Views 134 Comments

Travellers face racism on a daily basis – and the State is aiding this by denying the group’s ethnic identity, writes Damien Walshe.

# travellers - Thursday 10 May, 2012

"Don't do it again" - Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road
# Travellers
# Travellers

"Don't do it again" - Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road

May 10th 2012, 10:26 AM 12,302 Views 83 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the sulky race on the Cork to Mallow road on Saturday as Pavee Point issued a warning to Travellers this morning.

# travellers - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Private financing could help build social housing in Ireland - report
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Private financing could help build social housing in Ireland - report

Apr 18th 2012, 12:51 PM 2,014 Views 7 Comments

Clúid Housing Association’s report looked at how the UK and Canada successfully employ a private finance model for social rented housing.

# travellers - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Census 2011: Fall in number of Travellers living in mobile homes
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

Census 2011: Fall in number of Travellers living in mobile homes

Mar 29th 2012, 5:22 PM 6,992 Views 22 Comments

The Census 2011 gives a fascinating snapshot into the life of Travellers in Ireland. It shows they are younger as a population, and are more likely to be married between the ages of 15 -24 than the rest of the population.

# travellers - Friday 23 March, 2012

Only nine per cent of Irish Travellers are over 50
# Equality
# Equality

Only nine per cent of Irish Travellers are over 50

Mar 23rd 2012, 5:28 PM 9,533 Views 116 Comments

For the first time, a study on the consequences of being party of a disadvantaged group has been carried out.

Column: If we’re going to have gender quotas, why not quotas for everyone?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If we’re going to have gender quotas, why not quotas for everyone?

Mar 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 471 Views 73 Comments

Dividing us along gender lines might be well-intentioned but it undermines the very principle of democracy, writes Simon Tuohy.

# travellers - Friday 16 March, 2012

Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group

Mar 16th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,824 Views 46 Comments

At today’s Universal Periodic Review, the Irish government was also called on to address the situation of thousands of asylum seekers and take steps towards improving the conditions they live in.

# travellers - Friday 17 February, 2012

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints
# Badvertising
# Badvertising

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints

Feb 17th 2012, 10:24 AM 8,590 Views 59 Comments

The slogan “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” – used in Channel 4′s billboard campaign for the new series of the show – has been criticised as offensive and racist.

# travellers - Monday 13 February, 2012

'Hundreds' of social welfare records in data protection breach
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'Hundreds' of social welfare records in data protection breach

Feb 13th 2012, 3:12 PM 4,468 Views 19 Comments

Three insurance companies admit to using a PI who illegally sourced data from within the Department of Social Protection.

# travellers - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Traveller couple refused housing reaches settlement with local authority
# Equality
# Equality

Traveller couple refused housing reaches settlement with local authority

Jan 19th 2012, 4:02 PM 6,676 Views 88 Comments

The 17-year-old married couple will now have their housing application approved and backdated.

# travellers - Friday 25 November, 2011

Disappointment expressed over taxi driver's Travellers comment
# Taxi Driver
# Taxi Driver

Disappointment expressed over taxi driver's Travellers comment

Nov 25th 2011, 3:48 PM 7,395 Views 46 Comments

A Cork taxi driver has written a book about his work experiences – but has managed to offend some thanks to his very strong opinions.

# travellers - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Photos, video: Dale Farm evictions resume
# Dale Farm
# Dale Farm

Photos, video: Dale Farm evictions resume

Oct 20th 2011, 9:25 AM 756 Views 18 Comments

Bailiffs are due to enter the Dale Farm site in Essex this morning, as protests continue against the planned eviction of Travellers from the illegal site.

# travellers - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Photos, video: Clashes at early morning Dale Farm evictions
# Dale Farm
# Dale Farm

Photos, video: Clashes at early morning Dale Farm evictions

Oct 19th 2011, 10:17 AM 1,324 Views 10 Comments

Bailiffs and riot police arrived at the site in Essex earlier this morning to begin the planned eviction.

Police and protesters clash as evictions begin at Dale Farm
# Dale Farm
# Dale Farm

Police and protesters clash as evictions begin at Dale Farm

Oct 19th 2011, 8:01 AM 985 Views 26 Comments

Supporters of the Irish travellers have clashed with police as a caravan has been set alight on the site.

# travellers - Monday 17 October, 2011

Dale Farm Travellers denied leave to appeal halting site eviction
# Dale Farm
# Dale Farm

Dale Farm Travellers denied leave to appeal halting site eviction

Oct 17th 2011, 8:59 PM 488 Views 5 Comments

The residents of Dale Farm admit their legal battles have run out – but say they will still physically resist their eviction.

# travellers - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Dale Farm travellers lose court challenge against eviction
# Dale Farm
# Dale Farm

Dale Farm travellers lose court challenge against eviction

Oct 12th 2011, 6:33 PM 457 Views 16 Comments

The High Court in London rules that Basildon council has the right to evict travellers from the Dale Farm halting side.

# travellers - Monday 10 October, 2011

Ireland rejects UN calls to legislate for abortion rulings
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland rejects UN calls to legislate for abortion rulings

Oct 10th 2011, 3:04 PM 1,681 Views 67 Comments

The UN publishes the outcome report of Ireland’s human rights review – revealing some 15 recommendations it is rejecting.

# travellers - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Column: The Dale Farm circus is the last thing Travellers need
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Dale Farm circus is the last thing Travellers need

Oct 9th 2011, 6:00 PM 36 Views 55 Comments

Travellers are getting plenty of media attention at the moment – and it doesn’t help the families who’ll be splintered by evictions, writes Ben Archibald of Pavee Point.