Roma Centre

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Rosaleen McDonagh: ‘I am not differently abled. I’m not wheelchair-bound... It’s minimalising.’  Photograph: Tom Honan

‘This book is like my final session with a therapist,” Dr Rosaleen McDonagh says with a smile. “It’s like it’s all been wrapped up now.”  Travel(...)

A whistleblower at Pontins  has revealed it was using an “undesirable guests” list to exclude Irish people and Travellers.  Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

“Undesirable guests” was the headline on a memo listing Irish surnames and published on the intranet of the British holiday parks company, Pontins. Th(...)

The organisations said no post-funeral social gatherings are allowed and An Garda Síochána has powers to enforce Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: iStock

Traveller representative organisations have called on the community to obey the rules around attendance at funerals. On Thursday, an estimated 200 pe(...)

From left, sisters Philomena Connors, Helen O’Donoghue, Anne O’Reilly, Bridget O’Reilly, Mary Moran, Margaret Hutchinson and Kathleen O’Driscoll leaving court after their father was jailed for 20 years for their abuse. Photograph: Collins Courts

“The function of freedom is to free somebody else” This quote from African-American feminist Toni Morrison has particular resonance for the O’Reilly(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre “works tirelessly in addressing inequality in Irish society”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre has won an international prize in recognition of its work in helping two communities in Ireland with “a long his(...)

The scene at the funerals of Thomas and Sylvia Connors and their children Christopher, Jim and baby Mary at the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The deaths of 10 people, including five children, at a temporary halting site two weeks ago must be a “watershed moment” in relations between the Trav(...)

Binaca Paun, Simona Zlatariu, Estera Zlatariu, Ezechial Zlatariu and Danial Spirache, members of the Roma community, at a tribute in Merrion Square to the Roma and Sinti populations who were killed in the Holocaust. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A memorial service has taken place for members of the Roma community who died in the Holocaust. Some 500,000 Roma and Sinti (a branch of Roma) people(...)