Action urged on ‘super halting’ site on Cork’s northside

Action urged on ‘super halting’ site on Cork’s northside

There are calls for a new taskforce to be set up to address the complex issues linked to a ‘super’ Traveller halting site on Cork’s northside.

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Limits on right to block Traveller housing under new Gov plans

Limits on right to block Traveller housing under new Gov plans

Individuals could be blocked from objecting to Traveller community housing being built in their areas unless complaints meet strict new rules under Government plans.

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Councils under fire as just 18% of Traveller accommodation cash drawn down

Councils under fire as just 18% of Traveller accommodation cash drawn down

The data was revealed in response to a parliamentary question to the Department of Housing by Sinn Fein’s Eoin O Broin.

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Travellers need to see their faces reflected in parliament, Seanad hears

Travellers need to see their faces reflected in parliament, Seanad hears

Martin Collins of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre said there were innovative ways to give a voice to indigenous ethnic groups.

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'Significant discrimination' towards Travellers remains an issue - report

'Significant discrimination' towards Travellers remains an issue - report

The Council of Europe says there's still 'significant discrimination' towards Travellers in Ireland.

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Gardaí called as armed men force security from illegal dumping site in Cork

Gardaí called as armed men force security from illegal dumping site in Cork

Gardai were called in after a gang of masked men armed with golf clubs and bats forced security staff to withdraw from a city-owned landbank where a vast illegal dump was cleared two months ago.

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Council drops plans for Traveller housing 30 years after site selection

Council drops plans for Traveller housing 30 years after site selection

Plans for Traveller housing at Mount Anville Road in Mount Merrion in Dublin have been dropped.

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Traveller children hiding accent in school to avoid bullying, committee hears

Traveller children hiding accent in school to avoid bullying, committee hears

Just 167 traveller people have ever held a third level education qualification

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Vandals attack home set to house Traveller family

Vandals attack home set to house Traveller family

A vandalism attack on a council-owned bungalow reportedly due to house a Traveller family has been described as “despicable” and “incitement to hatred”.

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Traveller’s Guide: Finding your tribe from Siberia to the Amazon

Traveller’s Guide: Finding your tribe from Siberia to the Amazon

Two members of the Irish Travelling community experienced the life of remote tribes in Siberia and the Amazon basin, writes Áilín Quinlan.

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Watch: Peter Casey comes face-to-face with Travellers in Dublin

Watch: Peter Casey comes face-to-face with Travellers in Dublin

Peter Casey has insisted if anyone voted for him because they thought he was a racist and against Travellers, they voted for the wrong person.

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Peter Casey stands by Traveller comments made during failed election campaign

Peter Casey stands by Traveller comments made during failed election campaign

Former presidential candidate Peter Casey has claimed he was unfairly described as racist during the presidential campaign and that comments he made about the Travelling community were not wrong.

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Europe finds Ireland in breach of Traveller rights in cases of evictions

Europe finds Ireland in breach of Traveller rights in cases of evictions

Ireland has been found to be in breach of the European Social Charter in relation to the treatment of the Traveller community.

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First Traveller to earn a PhD: Sindy Joyce is an inspiration

First Traveller to earn a PhD: Sindy Joyce is an inspiration

Dr Sindy Joyce doesn’t feel comfortable being a role model, yet there is no doubt that she is exactly that, having become the first Traveller in Ireland to graduate with a PhD, gaining her doctorate at the University of Limerick.

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'Twenty years of failed accommodation policies has resulted in this crisis': Pavee Point call for eviction ban

'Twenty years of failed accommodation policies has resulted in this crisis': Pavee Point call for eviction ban

Traveller rights groups have called on housing minister Eoghan Murphy to intervene and ban Traveller evictions until the accommodation crisis is over.

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Call for local authorities to take holistic approach to Traveller issue amid family eviction

Call for local authorities to take holistic approach to Traveller issue amid family eviction

The director of the Irish Travellers Movement has called on South County Dublin council to give more time to the extended Traveller family due to be evicted today from a site in Clondalkin.

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Traveller family to be evicted from site in Dublin

Traveller family to be evicted from site in Dublin

An extended Traveller family, which includes 28 children, are to be evicted from a west Dublin site today.

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Garda to deploy armed officers; HSE reveal 'triage clinic' to be part of Rathkeale festive preparations

Garda to deploy armed officers; HSE reveal 'triage clinic' to be part of Rathkeale festive preparations

Gardai have announced plan to deploy massive resources to cope with an influx of visiting Travellers in Rathkeale over the festive period.

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Coveney on Traveller accommodation: 'Budget allocations haven't been spent by local authorities'

Coveney on Traveller accommodation: 'Budget allocations haven't been spent by local authorities'

The Tánaiste says local councils didn't spend a large amount of the money given to build Traveller accommodation in the last 10 years.

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Mediation underway to resolve controversial Traveller 'horse accommodation' issue in Tipperary

Mediation underway to resolve controversial Traveller 'horse accommodation' issue in Tipperary

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.

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'We have nowhere to go' - Time ticking for family handed eviction notice from caravan

'We have nowhere to go' - Time ticking for family handed eviction notice from caravan

Time is ticking for John McDonagh who claims he has been told he will be arrested and brought to court if he and his family do not move out of their caravan before Thursday.

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Land left to Travelling community by bachelor farmer to be developed into community farm

Land left to Travelling community by bachelor farmer to be developed into community farm

76 acres of land bequeathed to the Travelling community by a Meath bachelor is to be used to tackle some of the problems that put young Travellers at risk.

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Site survey of Traveller facilities in Galway finds human rights violations

Site survey of Traveller facilities in Galway finds human rights violations

The first site by site survey of facilities and conditions for Travellers in Galway has found widespread violations of human rights standards.

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Travellers come together to mourn mother of Paddy Doherty

Travellers come together to mourn mother of Paddy Doherty

Travellers have come together for the funeral of TV personality Paddy Doherty's mother.

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Man, 48, charged in relation to Blanchardstown shooting; will appear in court later this afternoon

Man, 48, charged in relation to Blanchardstown shooting; will appear in court later this afternoon

A 48-year-old man has been charged in relation to the shooting incident at Parslickstown on Monday afternoon.

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Latest: Watch the 'callout' video which prompted a major Garda operation in Cork

Latest: Watch the 'callout' video which prompted a major Garda operation in Cork

Latest: This is part of the video which prompted a major raid in the Northside of Cork City earlier today in which three men were arrested.

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Tensions high as  gardai called to disturbance  between rival groups at Cork Halting Site

Tensions high as gardai called to disturbance between rival groups at Cork Halting Site

Gardai are investigating a disturbance between what appears to have been two rival groups at the Spring Lane Halting Site in Cork this afternoon.

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