‘This must be a priority for the State if it is going to be serious in trying to reverse the six decades of the assimilationist policy,’ said Patrick Nevin, co-ordinator of the Tallaght Travellers Community Development Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The State needs to consider formal reparations for the Travelling community to address historic ills and issues its members face on a daily basis, an (...)

 Gardaí continue their investigations at the scene of a  shooting in Parlickstown Gardens, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe a woman discharged the gun that left three people, including a baby, wounded in west Dublin on Monday. A shotgun, which gardaí believe(...)

Local residents and Garda officers at Parslickstown Gardens in Mulhuddart, west Dublin, near the scene of a shooting on Monday. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Traveller representatives have called for calm after a shooting in west Dublin in which a woman, an eight-month-old baby and a boy (17) were injured. (...)

 Nicole Joyce (13)  from Kells and Hannah McGinley and her daughter Ciosa McGinley from Galway  at Buswells Hotel watching the Dáil debate on recognition of Traveller ethnicity. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny got a rare standing ovation in the Dáil on Wednesday night as he uttered words many of those attending had been waiting more than(...)

Dr Muireann Ní Raghallaigh, UCD lecturer in applied social science, at the launch of Barnardos and HSE research on “separated” asylum-seeking children in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish people will “look back in horror” at how unaccompanied minors who came to Ireland seeking help and safety were treated, a conference in D(...)