A screengrab from the Sirius XM interview with Des Bishop. Image: Youtube

Comedian Des Bishop has apologised to the Traveller community for comments he made in 2018 when he described the community as inbred and violent. Ea(...)

Joe (4) and Diane (6) Reilly play beside one of two trailers their  family live in on a Travellers’ halting site just off the M8 at Cashel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Many Travellers felt “left behind” by the organisations claiming to speak for them, leading activists have warned. Brigid Quilligan, former director(...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eight local authorities have more Traveller families identified as needing housing than the councils plan to deliver over the next four years, accordi(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn: ‘It’s been a lovely experience, the last few days.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Senator Eileen Flynn (30), the first Traveller woman in the Oireachtas, is proud of her identity. But she tells of a lifetime of hiding it. Having gr(...)

Bridget Harty and Helen (Nellie) Reilly with five of Bridget’s nine children (Nellie’s grandchildren), Mikey Reilly (18 months), Biddy Reilly (8), Nelly Reilly (6 months), Judy Reilly (3) and Diane Reilly (6) beside one of the wagons on a halting site the family live in just off the M8 at Cashel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Brigid Harty (28), her husband, John Reilly, and their nine children – all under 12 – share a caravan on a muddy, rocky site just off the M8 motorway (...)

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(...)

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