Bernard Joyce

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Members of the Travelling community protesting over accommodation in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Inadequate housing, racism and a dearth of job prospects are the greatest challenges facing young Travellers, a forum to increase their involvement in(...)

While the budget for Traveller accommodation was spent in full last year, it was ‘important to note that € 4.4 million of that budget was spent on the most basic of emergency provisions to mitigate against Covid-19,’ Bernard Joyce, chief executive of the ITM said. File photograph

The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) has criticised the lack of delivery on Traveller accommodation and called for the establishment of a national Trave(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage has been conducting pre-legislative scrutiny of a  Government Bill which  includes plans for a new electoral commission and an overhaul of the electoral register. Photograph: Getty Images

Sanctions for political parties or election candidates involved in “discriminatory actions or rhetoric” is among the recommendations in a draft report(...)

  Forensic collision investigator, Garda Cliff Harding pictured leaving Dublin City Coroner’s Court. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

An inquest into the death of a two-year-old boy who was killed after being struck by a vehicle at a halting site in Co Wicklow three years ago has hea(...)

Election candidates who use racism, sexism or other hate speech should be automatically removed from the race, an Oireachtas committee heard

Election candidates who use racism, sexism or other hate speech should be automatically removed from the race, an Oireachtas committee heard on Tuesda(...)

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office accused Cork City Council of violating the human rights of children living at the Spring Lane site and detailed repeated failures by the authority to improve conditions there. File photograph

A report which found children were living in filthy and unsafe conditions on a Cork city halting site highlights “persistent discrimination and inerti(...)

The court heard that after Bernard Joyce was cautioned by gardaí, he made no comment other than indicating that he “liked onions”. File photograph: Frank Miller

A man found with almost €1 million gardaí believed was destined for the Kinahan cartel in a bag of onions inside his campervan will be returned to jai(...)

The organisations said no post-funeral social gatherings are allowed and An Garda Síochána has powers to enforce Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: iStock

Traveller representative organisations have called on the community to obey the rules around attendance at funerals. On Thursday, an estimated 200 pe(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing Eoin Ó Broin: ‘The Minister now needs to ensure that the full allocation is spent in 2021.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The entire Traveller housing budget this year has been drawn down for the first time since 2014 – with spending the highest in decades. A total of €1(...)

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(...)

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