Binaca Paun, Simona Zlatariu, Estera Zlatariu, Ezechial Zlatariu and Danial Spirache, members of the Roma community, at a tribute in Merrion Square to the Roma and Sinti populations who were killed in the Holocaust. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A memorial service has taken place for members of the Roma community who died in the Holocaust. Some 500,000 Roma and Sinti (a branch of Roma) people(...)

Emily Logan of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to heed the calls of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) and start to “phase out” austerity measures.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said a UN committee report published on Monday has sent the Government a “strong message”. C(...)

Protesters mark the 15th anniversary of the direct provision system in Ireland  outside the Department of Justice earlier this month.  Pictured at front are Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, who live in direct provision in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

“I feel I belong to the last class,” a resident of direct provision has told a human rights school in Dublin. Sylvia Mbasinge, who has lived in direc(...)

Brigid Quilligan, director of the Irish Traveller Movement, outside the Four Courts yesterday. She said the judgment showed “discrimination [was] very alive and well”. Photograph: Courts/Collins

Travellers groups have said they were “dismayed” by the Supreme Court decision but hoped it would increase pressure on Minister for Education Jan O’S(...)

 The funeral cortage of  Barney McGinley  at St. Mary’s Church, Athlone. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

Local businesses were “unaffected” as gardaí put a major security operation into place for the funeral of Barney McGuinley in Athlone on Monday, sa(...)

Emily Logan:  her report was submitted to the Minister for Justice and Equality in April but has not yet been published.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

New protocols must be put in place to ensure a situation where two Roma children were wrongly taken from their biological parents is not repeated, the(...)

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 (...)

Nora McDonagh on Ballnakelly Edge with the unfinished houses in Newcastle Lyon Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Fine Gael has disassociated itself from the comments of two of its Dublin election candidates following the distribution of ap(...)

Members of the Travelling community protesting over accommodation at the Fingal County Council offices in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people have protested in Dublin at what they described as the “total failure” of the 15-year-old Traveller accommodation strategy. The pro(...)

Co-director of Pavee Point Martin Collins said a seven-year-old girl being “plucked from her family” in west Dublin on Monday under the suspicion that she was not the biological daughter of her Roma parents was “nothing short of despicable”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A Traveller support group has described the taking of two children from two Roma families into HSE care as “racial profiling in the extreme”. Pavee Po(...)