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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 in the areas of education, employment, housing and healthcare with a view to identifying Roma-specific issues and updating the National Traveller Roma Integration Strategy (Dail Eireann, Debates, 18th July 2013, Q548 [page ref. not yet available].  His officials would be happy to engage with Traveller organization in the autumn on this when the initial research was complete.