Tag Archives: Travellers

‘No End in Site’ report exposes the State’s war on Travellers

By Séamus O’Reilly The ‘No End in Site’ report on the Spring Lane halting site in Cork City by the Ombudsman for Children exposes horrific racism and discrimination by the Irish State. Since the report was published many other Travellers have come forward about the appalling living conditions they are subjected to.   ‘No End in Site’  The Ombudsman for Children described ...

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Gender violence in the spotlight

By Keishia Taylor In one June week in the south of Ireland, the stories of three victims of male violence appeared in the headlines. Jean Eagers was stabbed to death by a man long known to here in Dublin 15. Sonya Lee, who was left with permanent brain damage after an attack in 2018, saw her attacker and former partner ...

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#TravellerLivesMatter: The fight against racism & injustice

Travellers on this island face daily discrimination and racism by the Northern and Southern states and within society at large. Oisín Kelly looks at the growing demand for equality from a community that suffers enormously from poverty and bigotry and the effects that flow from this. Wednesday 1 March was an historic day for the Traveller community as their ethnic ...

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