Travellers

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Inclusion Ireland says reduced timetables are being imposed disproportionately on children with special needs as a means of ‘behavioural management’. Photograph: iStock

Children, many of them disadvantaged or with special needs, are being denied their education by being placed on “reduced timetables” at school, an Oir(...)

“For the majority, this guy seemed to speak a common person’s language,” says Independent Cllr Shaun Cunniffe of Peter Casey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Watching the election results as they came in Saturday evening, Tuam resident Martin Ward was not surprised to see the strong showing by Peter Casey i(...)

Cameron Ivory at Bradog Youth Service. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At the entrance to Bradog Youth Service I step out of the way of a child on an oversized bike. “Sorry!” he says as he nearly collides with the door. (...)

‘Some 12 per cent of Travellers live in caravans or mobile homes and 56 per cent ‘live in overcrowded accommodation’, the ESRI has found.’ Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Almost 70 per cent of Travellers live in caravans or overcrowded housing, just 1 per cent have a college degree, 82 per cent are unemployed and their (...)

 The cuts in Traveller education were made because it was easy to do. The masses would not be taking to the streets to protest. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Years ago, my husband and I got lost one evening in an unfamiliar part of the country. We had driven past a graveyard and turned up a boreen, only to (...)

Mary Stokes:   said her son John did not  meet the criterion of having a father or brother in the school, as he was the oldest in his family and his father had not attended the school. Following a lottery process, John was not admitted and instead went to another school. Photograph: Collins/Courts.

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal arising out of a secondary school’s refusal to enrol a teenage boy from the Traveller community. In proceed(...)