Ronnie Fay

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Spring Lane halting site in Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The chairwoman of the Oireachtas committee on key issues affecting the Traveller community has called for publication of a landmark report on Travelle(...)

A file image of the Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin. Pavee Point has said the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is ‘the most pragmatic and practical arrangement’ for the Traveller community. Photograph: PA

There were 16 new Covid-19 outbreaks and 65 new cases of the disease in the Traveller community notified to the health service in the past week, accor(...)

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(...)

John McDonnell, 83, who has cancer, at the St Dominic’s Park Traveller site at Belcamp Lane, Darndale, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Johnny McDonnell (84) has prostate cancer and bone cancer, and lives in a caravan in Dublin with no running water. A resident of St Dominic’s Park, a(...)

Further conditions of the settlement were that the staff involved attend a course of equality training and that the four men not speak publicly about the case.   Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Anti-racism training should be provided to all bar staff, according to the director of the Traveller support organisation, Pavee Point. Ronnie Fay wa(...)

The Glenamuck halting site where 10 people died in a fire in  October 2015. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

About 5,500 Travellers in the State are in need of proper accommodation, representing nearly one in five people in the Traveller community, an Oireach(...)

Thomas and Sylvia Connors were among the 10 people who died in the halting site fire at Carrickmines.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has requested that flags at Government Buildings be flown at half-mast for the funerals of 10 people who died during a fire (...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald opened the Pavee Point conference on Roma children’s rights in Dublin today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The events surrounding the taking into care of two Roma children last year were a “shame for the State” and an “embarrassment for the Governmen(...)

A child cries as families of Roma origin are forced to leave their homes after a Hungarian far-right militia invaded their village in 2011. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

I first came across Roma people about 20 years ago in Rome. I was sightseeing with a tiny baby strapped to me when I saw a group of young women dresse(...)

Pavee Point director Ronnie Fay said  schools needed to  do more to deal with bullying and racism.

Secondary schools are failing to properly tackle the endemic bullying and racism directed at Traveller children, according to Pavee Point.The Travelle(...)