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(...)

Eileen Flynn (30): ‘I have worked very hard to be the woman I am today, challenged my way through the system.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Seanad candidate from Ballyfermot in Dublin is hoping to become the first female Traveller to be elected to the Oireachtas. Eileen Flynn (30), who (...)

Street lights, empty roads and relative darkness suggest the race was held in the early hours of the morning.

Animal rights advocates have said the emergence of video footage showing a sulky race that cut off four lanes of a Dublin motorway has renewed focus o(...)

Dr Brigid Quilligan said  Traveller community in Kerry feel under siege externally and internally, and their mental and physical health is suffering. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

There have been at least 30 deaths by suicide in the Travelling community in the first eight months of this year, the Irish Traveller Movement has sai(...)

Photograph: Getty

Schools may be breaching children’s constitutional rights by putting them on “reduced timetables” and, when doing so with Traveller children, violatin(...)

 Rosaleen McDonagh   ran for the Seanad in 2002 and 2007. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

A former Seanad candidate has described the “absolutely derogatory” abuse she received when she put herself forward for election. Traveller activist (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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