John Stokes

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PJ Flanagan, H&MV Engineering

Having joined H&MV Engineering in 1998 as the company’s first electrical apprentice, PJ Flanagan clearly made an impression, quickly becoming a dr(...)

John and Tammy Stokes want to avail of a Government-supported scheme providing loans to Travellers to buy new caravans.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Traveller family have got permission from the High Court to challenge a local authority’s decision over their application for a loan to buy a carava(...)

John, Bridget and Mary Stokes at  St Mary Cemetery in Carrick on Suir:  “The onus is on the council to get their records straight.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The exhumed remains of a Tipperary man’s father have lain in an undertakers for six months amid a dispute with a local authority. John Stokes (74) ha(...)

The Supreme Court has made no costs orders after proceedings brought on behalf of John Stokes by his mother Mary Stokes (above) concerning the enrolment policy of CBS High School, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Collins.

A Traveller boy and a secondary school must each pay their own legal costs of the boy’s unsuccessful appeal to the Supreme Court against the school’s (...)

Mary Stokes:   said her son John did not  meet the criterion of having a father or brother in the school, as he was the oldest in his family and his father had not attended the school. Following a lottery process, John was not admitted and instead went to another school. Photograph: Collins/Courts.

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal arising out of a secondary school’s refusal to enrol a teenage boy from the Traveller community. In proceed(...)

Brigid Quilligan, director of the Irish Traveller Movement, outside the Four Courts yesterday. She said the judgment showed “discrimination [was] very alive and well”. Photograph: Courts/Collins

Travellers groups have said they were “dismayed” by the Supreme Court decision but hoped it would increase pressure on Minister for Education Jan O’S(...)

A file image of  Mary Stokes who challenged the admissions policy of the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Collins

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal by a boy from the Traveller community who challenged the refusal of his admission to the Christi(...)

Paddy Power chief executive Patrick Kennedy at the company’s AGM in Dublin yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill

Bookmaker Paddy Power expects its customers to bet €160 million over the course of the football World Cup, which kicks off on June 12th and runs into (...)

Mary Stokes, pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of a Supreme Court action taken by her on behalf of her son, John Stokes. Pic: Collins

A teenage Traveller has asked the Supreme Court to uphold a challenge to a secondary school’s admission policy of giving priority to sons of past pupi(...)