While 92 per cent of the general population in Ireland completed secondary school, the proportion in the Traveller community was just 13 per cent.

Children from the Traveller community are being channelled into unofficial “Traveller schools” in some parts of Ireland, the only ones that will accep(...)

William and Patricia Maguire with their children (from left) Patrick, Mary, Margaret, Michael and William: they travel from  Ashford, Co Wicklow, to  Rush every day for school. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A homeless family from north county Dublin, who have been driving their children 160km a day to and from school as their emergency accommodation is in(...)

A garda is greeted by a child at a halting site on the Balgaddy Road in  Clondalkin, Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A stand-off between a Dublin local authority and five Traveller families over their occupation of a council-owned site reached stalemate on Friday as (...)

Ned McDonagh at the unofficial site at Balgaddy, Clondalkin, Dublin. The five families living there   are to be evicted on Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

An extended Traveller family, with 28 children including toddlers, are to be evicted from a site in west Dublin on Friday by South Dublin County Counc(...)

Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son Alex  near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon.

Traveller and other disadvantaged children are being denied their education by having their hours at school restricted, protestors outside the Departm(...)

 Yellow Flag Awards in Dublin, left to right, Hilary Ogbewe, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain,and Kayane Maciel. Photograph:Tommy Clancy

Holywell Educate Together National School’s choir rendition of ‘This is Me’ from the American musical The Greatest Showman made for a most fitting ope(...)

The scene at the launch of the National Homeless and Housing Coalition demonstration which will take place from the Garden of Remembrance on December 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mass rallies calling for “radical action” to end the housing crisis would “continue and continue” until Government listened, campaigners have warned. (...)

The Department of Education allows schools to impose a “reduced timetable” on pupils in exceptional circumstances, but never as a behavioural management tool and only with the parents’ consent.  Photograph: David Sleator

The teaching of children with social and behavioural difficulties has always posed a challenge for the education system. That is why vindicating a “ri(...)

Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son, nine-year-old  Alex near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Children – many of them disadvantaged – are being “denied their education” by being placed on reduced timetables at school, usually for behavioural is(...)

Practice affected “particularly vulnerable children and young people experiencing behavioural difficulties, disabilities or social and emotional challenges”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Disadvantaged children’s access to education is being curtailed across the State by schools imposing “reduced timetables” on them. Children’s rights (...)

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