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Shauna and Patrick McDonagh, newlyweds who died in a car crash near London. Photograph: Facebook

A married teenage couple killed in a car crash near London were both members of the Irish travelling community. Newlyweds Patrick McDonagh (19), and(...)

Bernard Sweeney (left), host of TraVision,  with guests Martin Collins, Vincent Browne and Kathleen Lawrence, in Pavee Point, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Among the guests a new Traveller-led video channel hopes to have on in coming weeks is former presidential candidate Peter Casey. TraVision founder B(...)

A garda is greeted by a child at a halting site on the Balgaddy Road in  Clondalkin, Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A stand-off between a Dublin local authority and five Traveller families over their occupation of a council-owned site reached stalemate on Friday as (...)

Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son Alex  near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon.

Traveller and other disadvantaged children are being denied their education by having their hours at school restricted, protestors outside the Departm(...)

Photograph for Rosita Boland story - Ballinasloe travellers. Martin Cawley on a  site at a rural location outside Ballinasloe,Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy. 1/11/2018

Sr Cait Gannon, a retired member of the Sisters of Mercy nuns who lives in Thurles, still works with Travellers following decades of involvement with (...)

 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

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(...)

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