There was neither room nor food at the inn for a heavily pregnant mother, her husband, their four children and two elderly grandparents because they were Travellers, Judge John O’Connor said in the Circuit Civil Court.
Seven times more Traveller men and six times more Traveller women commit suicide compared to the general population, according to figures from the National Traveller Mental Health Network.
The Council of Europe says there's still 'significant discrimination' towards Travellers in Ireland. In a new report, it says Travellers are 38 times more likely to experience discrimination in pubs compared to other 'white-Irish' people.
In the fall-out from the presidential election, the Traveller community needs a champion of Taoiseach stature, but the concerns of the one in five people who voted for a dangerous and incoherent man full of contradictions must also be addressed, says.
Mediation is underway in a bid to resolve the dispute between a number of Traveller families and Tipperary County Council over horse accommodation which has prevented the families from moving into six new houses.