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Eddie Moran said he did not want to paint the entire Travelling community “with the one brush.” However, he said “they do what they like half the time ... gardaí can’t keep up with them.”

An Independent Tipperary councillor has said the Travelling community has “no respect for land or people or Garda”. County councillor Eddie Moran mad(...)

Peter Casey and his wife Helen at the EPIC centre in Dublin for the official launch of his presidential campaign. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has claimed Pavee Point, the centre which represents Travellers, has poorly represented its community. He said tha(...)

Philip and Charlie McCarthy with their horses Dream Girl and Painted Lady on the old site at Cabragh Bridge in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

A stand-off between an extended Traveller family and Tipperary County Council, over the provision of grazing land for their horses, “highlights the la(...)

Rosaleen McDonagh: “The psychological impact of State apologies to survivors of abuse, prejudice and institutional discrimination cannot be underestimated.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On July 3rd, 2018, a cross-party Oireachtas group debated issues relating to the historical racial abuse of Travellers. The working group had set itse(...)

Last month, in the Lir Academy TCD – in the midst of great enthusiasm and fanfare – 10 of Ireland’s best-known theatre companies signed up to the prin(...)

 At the Traveller cross-party Oireachtas group were (from left) Oein de Bhairdiún; Sindy Joyce; Thomas McCann; Jan O’Sullivan TD; and Senator Colette Kelleher. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Traveller community called for reparations, a State apology and the banning of the word “knacker” at an event in Dublin on Tuesday. T(...)

Thomas Ward, Anna Ward, Demelia Ward and Declan Ward Jnr at St Mary’s Halting Site, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A north Dublin Traveller site, described by a local authority as “among the worst in the country”, cannot be made more habitable as council staff have(...)

Sulky rider Des Gallagher at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair in 2006. Galway Co Council has since banned sulky racing at the fairair because of “health and safety issues allied to insurance liability concerns, and the views of animal rights groups”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Legislation proposing a ban on “sulky” racing on Irish public roads is due to be introduced in the Dáil this week by Independent TD Mattie McGrath. (...)

Two men look on as a road was covered by a landslide in Derrybrien, Co Galway in October, 2003. File photograph: Joe Shaughnessy

Ireland faces a minimum fine of €1.68 million and additional penalties of more than €12,000 a day if it fails to comply fully with a ruling from the C(...)

 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(...)

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