Articles posted in 'Travellers'

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1 Debates: Travellers on the PULSE system

Mick Wallace (ind, Wexford) raised the issue of Traveller families, including a baby, being registered on the PULSE police database (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th March 2014, 493).  The reply of the Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, was as…

Traveller/Roma inclusion strategy

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter told Clare Daly (ind, Dublin N) that his department was collating progress reports on the implementation of the National Traveller/Roma Integration Strategy (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th September 2013, 732). He was aware…

Roma in Ireland

The Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, told Joan Collins (PBP, Dublin SC) that his department had been conducting an exercise since April to collect information from government departments on projects in progress that interacted with the Roma community…

Underspend on Traveller accommodation

Asked by Joan Collins (PBP, Dublin SC) about the underspend on Traveller accommodation, the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government told the Dail that while her department will continue to monitor the drawdown…

Attacks on Travellers

Finian McGrath (ind, Dublin NC) raised, as a topical debate, the burning of a Traveller family home in Donegal (Dail Eireann, Debates, 14th February 2013, 787-790).  It was an appalling and horrific attack, he said and these kind of Ku…

New Human Rights and Equality Commission; Traveller ethnicity

The Minister for Justice & Equality told Pearse Doherty (SF, Donegal SW) and Padraig MacLochlainn (SF, Donegal NE) that the new Human Rights and Equality Commission would have enhanced powers (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2012, 52-3) .  Their new…

Travellers as an ethnic minority

The issue of Travellers as an ethnic minority was again raised in the Dail, with the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, Kathleen Lynch, informing Gerry Adams (SF, Louth) that serious consideration was being given to…

Traveller health, housing

The Minister for Health, James Reilly told Finian McGrath (ind, Dublin NC) that the money spent on Traveller health units in 2011 was €10,456,230 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th July 2012, 567).  Funding for Traveller health had been reduced in recent…

Discussions on Travellers and Habitual Residence Condition

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan – Monaghan) that officials of her department had met with a representative group of Travellers to discuss, among other things, the impact of the Habitual Residence Condition…

Traveller housing

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, Jan O’Sullivan, told Aengus O Snodaigh (SF, Dublin SC) that her department did not hold information on the number of Traveller families accommodated in each local…

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