Marie O’Connor of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy: asked UN for help in redress

Ireland’s refusal to admit the practice of symphysiotomy was “torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading” brought an Irish group representing survivors t(...)

Members of the Casey family from Limerick, Chanell and Britney, participating in a Travellers rights protest, on their way to the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mags Casey, a young Traveller mother in Co Tipperary, spoke to The Irish Times seven years (...)

Mary and Timmy Casey with grandchildren Jay and Britney, participating in a Travellers’ rights protest in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is to consider formally recognising Travellers as an ethnic group for the first time following a r(...)

The State has argued, at various points, that recognition of Traveller ethnicity was not proven and that granting recognition would prove too costly to the State. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee has formally called on the Government to recognise Traveller ethnicity for the first time. In a report published (...)

Noma Maye, a former asylum seeker, told a rally in Cork   that asylum seekers living in direct provision in Ireland often suffer from depression as they are often living in cramped conditions with little control over their lives and children inevitably suffer in confined situations. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to end the direct provision of hostel accommodation for asylum seekers because the system (...)

Star of The Voice Kelly McDonagh Mongan from Cork with her baby boy Bernie at the Traveller Pride Awards.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It has been a remarkable year by any standards for the Travelling community. Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin an(...)

Travellers at risk: The Irish Traveller Movement said the community experiences an “innate” amount of discrimination and prejudice in all area of life on a daily basis. Photograph: Fran Veale

Members of the Travelling community can “feel the hate” that Irish society harbours for them, and it is “directly linked” to t(...)

Gardaí and members of the Irish Traveller Movement try to persuade a  man to stop blocking the road outside the Dail before his arrest.

One man was arrested following the end of a peaceful protest by members of the Traveller community, calling on the Taoiseach and other party le(...)