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Travellers

# travellers - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

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

From TheJournal.ie Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

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

From TheJournal.ie Traveller group hits out at “hate speech” Daily Mail article Travellers Rights

Traveller group hits out at “hate speech” Daily Mail article

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is anybody interested in the silent destruction of our communities? Community Spirit

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Councillor accuses Travellers group of “playing politics” over Cork site Travellers

Councillor accuses Travellers group of “playing politics” over Cork site

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

From TheJournal.ie Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case Travelling Community

Traveller women refused entry to charity event win District Court case

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

# travellers - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 8 things we’ve learned from the Labour Party’s annual conference Labour Conference

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Broadcasting

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Just words? Anti-Roma and Traveller rhetoric has serious consequences Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

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.

From TheJournal.ie “A 12-year-old Traveller boy attempted suicide because he was being bullied at school” Travellers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cork backs Traveller ethnicity but they don’t want ‘settled people’s approval’ Ethnic Group

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Local authorities to be quizzed on Traveller housing allocations Community

Local authorities to be quizzed on Traveller housing allocations

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

# travellers - Friday 19 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers Travellers

Council of Europe report finds continuing difficulties for Irish Travellers

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

# travellers - Monday 8 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day Dublin

Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day

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

# travellers - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of Travellers outside Dáil for anti-racism protest Travellers

Hundreds of Travellers outside Dáil for anti-racism protest

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

# travellers - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 40 Traveller groups to protest at the Dáil against racism Dáil Protest

Over 40 Traveller groups to protest at the Dáil against racism

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

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

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

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

# travellers - Saturday 16 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Protest takes place outside hotel over councillor’s Traveller comments Protest

Protest takes place outside hotel over councillor’s Traveller comments

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

# travellers - Friday 15 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state Opinion

Column: Denying Traveller ethnicity makes Ireland a rogue state

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

From TheJournal.ie Martin ‘very annoyed’ by Fianna Fáil councillor’s call to ‘segregate’ Travellers Travellers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Traveller group expresses ‘deep concern’ over judge comments Travellers

Traveller group expresses ‘deep concern’ over judge comments

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

# travellers - Thursday 17 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie FF councillor criticised for anti-Traveller comments Donegal

FF councillor criticised for anti-Traveller 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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Traveller family found guilty of ‘slavery’‎ Slavery

Irish Traveller family found guilty of ‘slavery’‎

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

From TheJournal.ie Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family Hogan

Hogan criticised over questions about second Traveller family

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

# travellers - Saturday 20 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

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

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

# travellers - Thursday 18 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 84 per cent of travellers unemployed Census

84 per cent of travellers unemployed

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

# travellers - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty Food Poverty

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Like Ireland’s football fans, we all want to belong Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads “offensive”, says UK watchdog Ads

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads “offensive”, says UK watchdog

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

From TheJournal.ie Hogan ‘pandering to prejudice’ says Travellers advocacy group Phil Hogan

Hogan ‘pandering to prejudice’ says Travellers advocacy group

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.

From TheJournal.ie Audio: Hogan hangs up on radio station as he is urged to explain Traveller letter Phil Hogan

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# travellers - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Top readers’ comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers’ comments of the week

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls for judge to resign over ‘Neanderthal’ comment on Travellers Courts

Calls for judge to resign over ‘Neanderthal’ comment on Travellers

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

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Thursday Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as ‘slaves’ Servitude

Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as ‘slaves’

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

# travellers - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ethnic recognition for Travellers would help fight racism Opinion

Column: Ethnic recognition for Travellers would help fight racism

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

From TheJournal.ie “Don’t do it again” – Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road Travellers

“Don’t do it again” – Warning for travellers after horse race on Cork road

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

From TheJournal.ie Private financing could help build social housing in Ireland – report Social Housing

Private financing could help build social housing in Ireland – report

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

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