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(...)

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(...)

Gardaí in Hazelwood Drive, Ballyspillane, Killarney, where a house’s windows were broken and front door scorched. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Forty years old this year, the Ballyspillane council estate was controversial from the start. Built more than a mile from Killarney town, it was put i(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan with Traveller activist Brigid Quilligan after they were  conferred with  honorary doctorates at UCC. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Traveller activist Brigid Quilligan spoke of the need to reverse funding cuts which hit the Traveller community hard during the austerity years as she(...)

Chair of the Irish Traveller Movement Brigid Quilligan (left) and supporters walked out the Traveller accommodation conference at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Groups representing Travellers staged a “peaceful protest” on Tuesday with about 40 of their members walking out of a Government conference on accommo(...)

Models wearing award-winning Shuttleknit clothes at the Traveller Pride Awards. (From left) Doreen Donaghue, of Jobstown, Co Dublin, Mary Cassidy, of Jobstown, Co Dublin, Kathleen McCarthy, of Jobstown, Co Dublin, Kathleen Carthy, of Killinarden, Co Dublin, and Rebecca Byrne, of Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Traveller woman’s experience of discrimination, including being arrested a number of times when she protested at not being allowed into shops, pro(...)

 Marie O’Connor of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy: asked UN for help in redress

Ireland’s refusal to admit the practice of symphysiotomy was “torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading” brought an Irish group representing survivors t(...)

Members of the Casey family from Limerick, Chanell and Britney, participating in a Travellers rights protest, on their way to the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mags Casey, a young Traveller mother in Co Tipperary, spoke to The Irish Times seven years (...)

Mary and Timmy Casey with grandchildren Jay and Britney, participating in a Travellers’ rights protest in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is to consider formally recognising Travellers as an ethnic group for the first time following a r(...)

The State has argued, at various points, that recognition of Traveller ethnicity was not proven and that granting recognition would prove too costly to the State. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee has formally called on the Government to recognise Traveller ethnicity for the first time. In a report published (...)

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