Bernard Joyce

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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(...)

 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 (...)

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(...)

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. (...)

Two men have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged under the Money Laundering Act in connection with the seizure of €2 million in cash in Co Wexford over the weekend. File image: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Two men have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged under the Money Laundering Act in connection with the seizure of €2 million in (...)

The number of Traveller families requiring accommodation has more than doubled since legislation was introduced in 1998 mandating local authorities to provide same. File Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has pledged to ensure that increased resources for Traveller accommodation are spent by local authorities(...)

Children from a local Traveller group in Merrion Square at the launch of The Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration which takes place on  March 1st at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The first anniversary of Travellers gaining ethnic status will be celebrated with a concert in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on March 1st. Last year(...)

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