“Lack of consultation”, the “price of property” and “lack of resources” were all screamed at local politicians at the mere suggestion of a Traveller site in the area.
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A Review of the Council’s Traveller Accommodation Programme Found No New Homes Underway
The council planned to build 54 new Traveller-specific homes since its current programme kicked off in 2019. So far, it hasn’t broken ground on any.
On the Dáil’s Doorstep, a Cry for Help with the Mental Health and Suicide Crisis Among Travellers
“Keep holding on there. Because change, I hope with all my heart, with all your voices, is just around the corner,” Senator Eileen Flynn told the gathered crowd.
A Year on From a Big “Reset”, Some Say There’s Still Been Little Progress on Traveller Homes in the City
“They talk about progress but there isn’t really any progress, in my opinion,” says a residents’ representative, Sally Flynn.
How Influencers are Miseducating Newcomers to the City About the “K-Word”
Paul McKeon says online English language teachers are one vector spreading the word among Brazilian students, who have created a Portuguese version of the slur.
Martin: On Saying Goodbye to So Many of Our Elders
“This sense of loss is one that we all share … But while we are all connected and equal in bereavement, some groups face it much sooner, and more often than others.”
A New Book of Traveller Folklore Is Rooted in the Oral Tradition
Traveller stories and histories have been recorded before but it’s mainly been done by people outside of this community, Oein DeBhairduin says.
At Labre Park, a Surprise Homecoming for a Newly Elected Senator
Senator Eileen Flynn, the first woman from a Traveller background to make it to Seanad Éireann, was welcomed to her childhood home in Labre Park.