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#Travelling Community

# travelling-community - 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 30,802 Views 0 Comments

The President was speaking on International Traveller and Roma Day.

# travelling-community - Monday 31 August, 2020

Traveller family 'devastated' as gardaí investigate whether fire at council house started deliberately
# Galway
# Galway

Traveller family 'devastated' as gardaí investigate whether fire at council house started deliberately

Aug 31st 2020, 7:32 PM 40,251 Views 0 Comments

The family was set to move into the house in the coming weeks.

# travelling-community - 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 10,974 Views 0 Comments

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

# travelling-community - 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 37,891 Views 147 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

New tweets emerge of Fianna Fáil's Lorraine Clifford-Lee using offensive term 'pikey'

Nov 12th 2019, 7:12 PM 45,855 Views 26 Comments

In an exclusive interview with the Irish Examiner, the senator said that what she did was “wrong” and that she was sorry.

# travelling-community - 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 77,965 Views 0 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background
# Ireland's Got Talent
# Ireland's Got Talent

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background

Mar 28th 2019, 2:55 PM 52,830 Views 48 Comments

“I actually felt more hurt for the younger generation that they still have to face this.”

# travelling-community - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Travelling community challenge Peter Casey on Presidential campaign comments

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:41 AM 60,390 Views 235 Comments

Appearing on last night’s Late Late Show, Casey said that he does not discriminate against people.

# travelling-community - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'My mates used to slag Travellers. Soon I realised it was me they were slagging, because I came from that.'
# Steo Wall
# Steo Wall

'My mates used to slag Travellers. Soon I realised it was me they were slagging, because I came from that.'

Oct 21st 2018, 7:30 PM 50,649 Views 55 Comments

Steo Wall, who has just released his first album ‘Where I’m From’, struggled with his Traveller heritage until he found the words to express it to others.

# travelling-community - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve

Updated Oct 18th 2018, 5:57 PM 77,236 Views 197 Comments

Casey has been been roundly criticised by all his fellow candidates for several comments he has made about Traveller ethnicity.

# travelling-community - 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 101,476 Views 336 Comments

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

# travelling-community - 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 36,520 Views 19 Comments

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

# travelling-community - 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 26,285 Views 38 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I find it cynical, ignorant': Efforts made to rename Sligo halting site The Gaza Strip
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

'I find it cynical, ignorant': Efforts made to rename Sligo halting site The Gaza Strip

Apr 11th 2018, 7:53 PM 30,962 Views 20 Comments

A local member of the Travelling community wants to name the site out of solidarity with the plight of Palestinians.

# travelling-community - 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 27,567 Views 24 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?
# Shifting Tides
# Shifting Tides

Over 6 months after Traveller ethnicity was recognised - what has changed?

Sep 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 26,307 Views 25 Comments

Tinsmithing, education, and pride in who you are: the impact of one of the most momentous achievements for Traveller activists.

# travelling-community - 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 21,573 Views 0 Comments

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

# travelling-community - 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 72,619 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.”

# travelling-community - 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 12,666 Views 33 Comments

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

# travelling-community - 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 45,163 Views 14 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'A borradh táileasc for the mincéir': Taoiseach speaks Cant as he recognises Traveller ethnicity
# Standing Ovation
# Standing Ovation

'A borradh táileasc for the mincéir': Taoiseach speaks Cant as he recognises Traveller ethnicity

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:59 AM 13,911 Views 77 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he hopes the move will have a “transformative effect”.

# travelling-community - 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 15,545 Views 0 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Irish Travellers win discrimination case after Wetherspoon's pub refuses them entry
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Irish Travellers win discrimination case after Wetherspoon's pub refuses them entry

Nov 17th 2016, 8:39 PM 44,795 Views 9 Comments

They said they were turned away because they had come from the Traveller conference which was being held next door.

# travelling-community - Monday 10 October, 2016

Silent candlelit vigil held outside Leinster House in memory of Carrickmines fire victims
# Travelling Community
# Travelling Community

Silent candlelit vigil held outside Leinster House in memory of Carrickmines fire victims

Oct 10th 2016, 4:48 PM 7,361 Views 25 Comments

“Have adequate safeguards been installed on halting sites to ensure that nothing like this occurs again?” the priest asked at the memorial service today.

# travelling-community - 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 42,311 Views 138 Comments

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

# travelling-community - 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 40,853 Views 126 Comments

About one in three people would support such a move.

# travelling-community - 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 15,077 Views 71 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Monday 19 October, 2015

Most people don't want Travellers living in their community
# Poll
# Poll

Most people don't want Travellers living in their community

Oct 19th 2015, 11:00 PM 34,364 Views 54 Comments

The latest Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll also finds that most people agree with residents opposing a temporary halting site in south Dublin.

# travelling-community - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Four-year-old remains in hospital after losing parents and siblings in fire
# Carrickmines
# Carrickmines

Four-year-old remains in hospital after losing parents and siblings in fire

Oct 13th 2015, 8:36 AM 9,710 Views 27 Comments

A 14-year-old boy was released from hospital yesterday.

# travelling-community - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Some visitors to this hospital 'urinated in lifts' and 'defecated on toilet floors'
# Mayhem
# Mayhem

Some visitors to this hospital 'urinated in lifts' and 'defecated on toilet floors'

Jun 17th 2015, 3:37 PM 40,110 Views 63 Comments

The incidents took place at Enniskillen’s South West Acute Hospital after the death of a patient there.

# travelling-community - 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 9,605 Views 83 Comments

And they get it much, much younger.

# travelling-community - 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 6,298 Views 2 Comments

“Yes, of course yes!”

# travelling-community - 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 11,183 Views 14 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher
# Bullying
# Bullying

School did not discriminate against expelled Traveller who waved fake penis at teacher

Nov 18th 2014, 6:30 AM 32,894 Views 0 Comments

The child had been involved in numerous other incidents of bad behaviour.

# travelling-community - 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 13,581 Views 127 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.

# travelling-community - 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 8,155 Views 30 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Thursday 17 April, 2014

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 11,968 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.

# travelling-community - 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 13,704 Views 158 Comments

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

# travelling-community - 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 49,231 Views 203 Comments

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

# travelling-community - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Irish Travellers are prospering in America and "make most of their money from life insurance"
# TRAVELLERS IN AMERICA
# TRAVELLERS IN AMERICA

Irish Travellers are prospering in America and "make most of their money from life insurance"

Aug 18th 2013, 8:45 AM 161,282 Views 69 Comments

Two secretive Traveller communities allowed a TV3 documentary-maker access recently. He found that after 200 years in the US, some of their traditions remain the same – while some are markedly different.

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