The scene at the site of the fire that claimed 11 Traveller lives in Carrickmines in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Des Bishop has this week apologised for his 2018 comments on US radio station Sirius XM about Travellers, and in particular to Travellers in the Tuam (...)

James O’Reilly’s eldest daughter Helen O’Donoghue: She, her sisters and aunt believe they were ‘let down’ by a number of agencies as they were Travellers. Photograph: Alan Place

Child protection services were involved with a Traveller family “over a long period” from the mid-1980s, while the father was raping, beating and star(...)

Helen O’Donoghue: Her family were in wagons and tents next to a national school in west Dublin. No one asked why the children were not in school. Photograph: Alan Place

Helen O’Donoghue (51) was four when her father started molesting her. She was eight when he first raped her – at a bog near Thurles, Co Tipperary. Sh(...)

L to R:  Sisters  Philomena Connors; Helen O”Donoghue; Mary Moran; Margaret Hutchison;  Anne O’Reilly; Bridget O’Reilly and Kathleen O’Driscoll outside the Central  Criminal Court in Dublin after their father James O’Reilly was jailed for 20 years. Photograph: Tom Honan

A 75-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years for raping and sexually abusing his sister and seven daughters over a 23 year period. James O’Reilly, (...)