A dispute between Traveller families over who won an organised 13-minute long ‘fair fight’ between two men quickly erupted into a ‘ferocious encounter’ at a halting site where a number of petrol bombs were thrown and other weapons were used.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2018
The lawyer for a Traveller, charged with murdering a man he found inside his mobile home, has told his trial jury that Travellers could be victims of burglaries too and that the law provided latitude to homeowners in that situation.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2018
WHEN Donal Ryan’s debut novel landed a few years ago as the post-crash country was clambering around in the dust listening to pundits rabbiting on about our future, the visceral quality of The Spinning Heart was a beacon illuminating our malaise. It was rightly feted and devoured by readers.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015
Traveller groups have described the decision to accommodate the survivors of the Carrickmines tragedy in a carpark as a “sad indictment of our society” and said once again Travellers’ rights were second to the demands of the majority population.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
Independent MEP Nessa Childers has said the nomination of Phil Hogan as Ireland’s Commissioner-designate is a step backwards for equality and told the European Parliament’s second largest grouping of MEPs that she has serious reservations considering his appointment to the Commission.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
When journalist Brenda Power claimed in a newspaper article that feuding was the main expression of Traveller culture and that Traveller males are lazy, violent, drunken, and misogynistic, she evoked a response that has not been seen since Mary Ellen Synon attacked the Paralympics in 2000.
Sat, 19 Apr, 2014