Pavee Point

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John McDonnell, 83, who has cancer, at the St Dominic’s Park Traveller site at Belcamp Lane, Darndale, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Johnny McDonnell (84) has prostate cancer and bone cancer, and lives in a caravan in Dublin with no running water. A resident of St Dominic’s Park, a(...)

Lorraine Clifford-Lee  said  the tweets were “totally inappropriate” and “wrong”, adding that she is “very sorry for offending people”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Fianna Fáil Senator has said she is willing to meet representatives of the Travelling community to apologise for tweets she posted which were d(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Campus in Malheney,  Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A fifth of young people in custody are members of the Traveller community, double the proportion in adult prisons, new figures show. Oberstown Childr(...)

The garda appears in the video wearing a garda stab vest over his bare chest while drinking a can of cider. He appears to put on a mock Traveller accent and makes reference to domestic abuse.

A garda who appeared to mock members of the Travelling Community in a widely shared video has met a Traveller representative organisation to apologise(...)

Peter Casey and his wife Helen at the EPIC centre in Dublin for the official launch of his presidential campaign. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has claimed Pavee Point, the centre which represents Travellers, has poorly represented its community. He said tha(...)

Sulky rider Des Gallagher at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair in 2006. Galway Co Council has since banned sulky racing at the fairair because of “health and safety issues allied to insurance liability concerns, and the views of animal rights groups”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Legislation proposing a ban on “sulky” racing on Irish public roads is due to be introduced in the Dáil this week by Independent TD Mattie McGrath. (...)

Up to 20 sulkys assembled on the Cahir bypass in Co Tipperary last month for the start of the Drive for Hope and Change to highlight the problem of suicide among Travellers. Photograph:  John D Kelly

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has called for a ban on sulky racing on Irish roads . Sulky racing is a popular p(...)

Early learning: Sandy Bolger with her daughter, Daisy, and Michelle Moore, a home visitor with the Parent Child Home Programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s lunchtime in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and “the suits”, as the locals call them, are emerging from office blocks(...)

Access all areas: Martin Collins of Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The view from the council depot on Mount Anville Road, in Mount Merrion, is one to savour. With a sweeping view of Dublin Bay, the south Dublin neighb(...)

Roma children play at an encampment  in Triel-sur-Seine, near Paris. Photograph: Reuters

There’s a chain of events that unfolds when a story runs away with itself and few people shout “stop”. On Monday, a seven-year-old Roma girl was taken(...)

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