‘It really matters that you have a place to stable a horse if you come from the Traveller tradition and that just has to be acknowledged.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The centrality of horses to Travellers’ culture “has to be acknowledged” in housing policy, the director of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Ag(...)

Prof Michael O’Flaherty: “A shocking 70 per cent of 18-to-24 year-old Travellers are not in further education in Ireland.”

The situation of Travellers is “not the fault” of the community, but “the fault of all of us in the settled community” one of the EU’s most senior hum(...)

About 21,000 steel and concrete pillboxes were built each year from 1975 until 1983, when the “bunkerisation of Albania” concluded. Photograph: Getty

When the members of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania agreed in 1971 to build a vast network of concrete bunkers across the coun(...)

Halting site in north Dublin: An EU report finds Irish Travellers have the highest acute poverty, lowest employment  and face some of the worst discrimination of six Traveller and Roma communities in Europe. Photograph: Tom Honan

Irish Travellers have the highest rates of acute poverty, the lowest employment rates and face some of the worst discrimination of six Traveller and R(...)

Naomi Nene, a pupil at CBS Dundalk, who participated in the annual Show Racism the Red Card event. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has a disturbing problem with racism and discrimination against migrants that must be meaningfully debated, the head of the European Union’s h(...)

Digital technology means bullying  can now follow children home. Photograph: Getty

The bullying of schoolgirl Ana Kriégel has turned a spotlight on how schools handle harassment involving pupils in a world of social media and smartph(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron visits the vandalised Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, eastern France, on Tuesday. French residents and public officials from across the political spectrum geared up Tuesday for nationwide rallies against anti-Semitism following a series of anti-Semitic acts, including the swastikas painted on about 80 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery. Photograph: Frederick Florin/ AP

For generations after the second World War, anti-Semitism remained a taboo in Europe – a disease that appeared to afflict only the most irrelevant big(...)

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans:  is  adamant the adoption of a definition of anti-Semitism  will not mute criticism of Israel.  Photobrexit: John Thys/AFP

Nine out of ten European Jews feel anti-Semitism has increased over the last five years, while 85 per cent consider it the biggest social or political(...)

Aisling Byrne, domestic abuse survivor, features in Tabú, Ag Teacht Slán: ““Even with the safety order in place, what she calls the psychological torture continued. “I would wake up and he’d be standing over me.”

“He was a true gentleman. A really lovely guy. He couldn’t do enough for me. And then, the second night of our honeymoon, the abuse started.” Priscil(...)

NUI Maynooth: The Edward M Kennedy Institute is leading a research project on religion and peacebuilding within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slip(...)

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