Chair of the Irish Traveller Movement Brigid Quilligan (left) and supporters walked out the Traveller accommodation conference at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Groups representing Travellers staged a “peaceful protest” on Tuesday with about 40 of their members walking out of a Government conference on accommo(...)

The entrance to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Ballyogan depot car park, on the Ballyogan Road where a temporary halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire is being set up. The survivors are expected to move in next Sunday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Amid scenes of unspeakable sadness outside two churches this week, many members of the Traveller community were reluctant to express their anger. “It(...)

Vigil: candles lit in memory of the 10 people, including five children, who died in the fire at a halting site for Travellers in Carrickmines. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A government report on Travellers published some years ago described certain attitudes people had about the prospect of Travellers living next to them(...)

The scene at Rockville Drive in Carrickmines. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Rockville Drive in Carrickmines, Dublin 18, is a quiet cul- de-sac of 1930s cottages, neatly tended gardens and tasteful gravel driveways. The reside(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the scene of a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Traveller families in dozens of halting sites across the State face fire-safety risks due to overcrowding and poor maintenance, campaigners have warne(...)

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(...)