Fine Gael councillor and by-election candidate Emer Higgins’ comments on Travellers are not reflective of the party’s position, senior party figures have said.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2019
Ministers have called on Fianna Fail election candidate Lorraine Clifford-Lee to apologise directly to Travellers for controversial tweets and claimed the comments were used as a “weapon”.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
The Irish Traveller Movement director Bernard Joyce will make the call to the Seanad public-consultation committee today.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
Senator Colette Kelleher has announced that she will outline a plan that she says will create "a fair Ireland" for members of the travelling community.
Mon, 08 Jul, 2019
Denis Harrington (42), formerly of Ballyspillane, Killlarney, Co Kerry is wanted in the Netherlands for seven alleged offences of fraud or attempted fraud between 2014 and 2015 whereby “several, mainly senior, people were approached by a group of Irish Travellers".
Wed, 07 Nov, 2018
A new Traveller flag is flying over Cork’s City Hall for the first time in what representatives have described as a gesture of inclusiveness.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2018
More bridges may be built between Travellers and the rest of society as more than 20 Traveller and Roma students have completed a university course in community work.
Thu, 03 May, 2018
“Before they knew and before strict deals had been concluded, the ladders were against the outside of the walls, the Irish men were on the roof and had started working," Dutch authorities claim.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
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
Travellers in Munster are more likely to be affected by suicide, experience isolation and mental health difficulties, and be out of work compared to the national average.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2018
Several homeless Traveller families who were asked to vacate emergency accommodation in a hotel yesterday refused to leave Cork City Hall until their housing needs were addressed.
Fri, 19 Jan, 2018
There is a disquieting culture of violence in Ireland’s Travelling community. Monday’s shooting in west Dublin, in which a woman, an eight-month-old baby, and a boy (17) were injured by a shotgun blast is the latest example of inter-family feuding violence.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017
Several groups have welcomed the recognition of Traveller’s minority ethnicity status.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2017
A feasibility study is to be carried out into creating Travellers’ horse-caring project in Co Cork, which it’s hoped will put an end to the number of stray animals being put down every year by the local authority.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016
One of Europe's top rights watchdogs has warned Ireland over the lack of accommodation for Travellers and poor living conditions at halting sites.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
It a dog’s life for strays in Co Cork, but far worse for unwanted horses.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2016
The Government is set to approve the closure of a legal loophole which allows minors aged between 16 and 18 get married.
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
LIFE is not a hymn sheet, which is why nobody has the right to expect that everyone should be on the same page as them.
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
A community development organisation for Travellers has condemned the violent scenes witnessed outside a church last Sunday, and praised the priest who intervened in the fracas.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
Two men were “in fear of their lives” as they ran away from men wielding a machete and hockey stick in the school yard of a primary school, a court has heard.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
You don’t need a degree to see there are serious impediments to good education outcomes for Travellers. This is a legacy that must stop, writes
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
Environment Minister Phil Hogan is suing TV3, claiming he was defamed after he was allegedly described by broadcaster Vincent Browne as a "bigoted racist".
Sat, 31 May, 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
A local authority is considering installing CCTV cameras to overlook holy ground due to a number of violent clashes in a graveyard.
Wed, 05 Feb, 2014
Two young widows, both of whose husbands had died by suicide, were each awarded €1,000 by a court yesterday after being refused entry to a nightclub which was hosting a mental illness charity event.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2014
Our treatment of Roma and Travellers is under the spotlight across Europe and needs to be improved, says Ronnie Fay
Mon, 08 Jul, 2013
Third-level education is largely a no-go for members of the Traveller community, while the drop-out rate from primary school is five times higher than for the settled community.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
Gardaí in Co Clare are investigating the discovery of an imitation handgun in a house set alight in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of yesterday.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2013
Gardaí are treating as suspicious a fire at a building bought to house a Traveller family in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013
Gardaí impounded over 30 cars belonging to visiting Travellers in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, over the Christmas/New Year holiday.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
Leading Traveller musician and singer-songwriter Patrick (Pecker) Dunne has died, aged 79, in Killimer, Co Clare.
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012
A jury hearing allegations of men forced into labour by a family of Travellers has retired to consider its verdict for a fourth day.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
Olympic boxing hero Kenny Egan will speak openly at a workshop in Cork today about his recovery from addiction to porn, booze, and escort girls.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
A prominent publican who was badly beaten after he refused to serve a Traveller has described the issue of equality as “a no-win situation” for pub owners.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2012
Travellers rights group Pavee Point is calling for a judge to resign over what it describes as "prehistoric" comments made in a case with a Traveller defendant.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2012
The 28-year-old Dublin forward won his first All-Ireland last year and will add to his sporting achievements by carrying the torch.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2012
Signs of a feud between Traveller families gearing up in Tralee again this summer led yesterday to a public appeal from Pavee Point for families involved to “take a step back”.
Fri, 25 May, 2012
A local authority is spending almost €3,500 weekly on 24-hour security at a Traveller site that cost €2m to complete.
Thu, 24 May, 2012
Travellers who take over roads for sulky races should be evicted from halting sites and have their ponies and carts seized.
Fri, 11 May, 2012
With reference to the article (Irish Examiner, Apr 5), Ms Jenniefr Hough states that ‘To be clear, Cllr Paul O’Shea wasn’t asking that all convicts have benefits withdrawn — just Travellers’.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
A senior member of Ennis Town Council has hit out at “Prada-wearing Travellers”, saying that any Travellers convicted of being involved in feuds should have their social welfare entitlements withdrawn.
Wed, 04 Apr, 2012
Just over half of Traveller children make it to post-primary schooling, according to a detailed report on Travellers and Roma in the EU.
Tue, 28 Feb, 2012