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A screengrab from the Sirius XM interview with Des Bishop. Image: Youtube

Comedian Des Bishop has apologised to the Traveller community for comments he made in 2018 when he described the community as inbred and violent. Ea(...)

The Traveller Legal Service is essential to ‘meet a huge unmet legal need’ in the community, according to advocates. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new legal service for Travellers which will “improve outcomes in housing, education and equality by enforcing their rights”, opens on Monday. The T(...)

Bridget Harty and Helen (Nellie) Reilly with five of Bridget’s nine children (Nellie’s grandchildren), Mikey Reilly (18 months), Biddy Reilly (8), Nelly Reilly (6 months), Judy Reilly (3) and Diane Reilly (6) beside one of the wagons on a halting site the family live in just off the M8 at Cashel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Brigid Harty (28), her husband, John Reilly, and their nine children – all under 12 – share a caravan on a muddy, rocky site just off the M8 motorway (...)

Mourners at the funeral of Michael and Johnny Cash on their way to  Farranree Church, in Cork.

Gardaí must be “more assertive at dispersing people” when large numbers of mourners attend funerals, a leading Traveller advocate has warned. Martin (...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said the party is committed to introducing a welcoming New Irish policy.

Political parties must quickly act against candidates who make anti-immigrant remarks to win publicity and and votes during the general election campa(...)

Dr Sindy Joyce, who sits on the Council of State, said she was ‘disgusted’ by Ms Clifford-Lee’s tweets, for which there should be zero-tolerance.

Traveller activists have criticised Martin Collins, Co-director of Pavee Point for accepting an apology from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee over deroga(...)

Lorraine Clifford-Lee: “People make mistakes. It’s the recognition of those mistakes and it’s how you act.”

Fianna Fáil senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has apologised again for comments she made about Travellers on Twitter eight years ago. The comments were “(...)

Lorraine Clifford-Lee  said  the tweets were “totally inappropriate” and “wrong”, adding that she is “very sorry for offending people”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Fianna Fáil Senator has said she is willing to meet representatives of the Travelling community to apologise for tweets she posted which were d(...)

The garda appears in the video wearing a garda stab vest over his bare chest while drinking a can of cider. He appears to put on a mock Traveller accent and makes reference to domestic abuse.

A garda who appeared to mock members of the Travelling Community in a widely shared video has met a Traveller representative organisation to apologise(...)

 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 (...)

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