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 (...)

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(...)

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