End State Denial of Traveller Ethnicity

Is the continued denial of Traveller Ethnicity a failure of the state or a strategy of State Racism?

End State Denial of Traveller Ethnicity

Lorraine McMahon Travellers are an indigenous minority who have been part of Irish society for centuries. There are just over 36,000 Travellers in Ireland, less than 1% of the population. Yet successive governments have denied formal recognition of Traveller Ethnicity. This has denied Travellers their rights and resulted in detrimental impacts on their lives. In […]

Carrickmines: An Earthquake of Tragedy – a FAILURE of the State: Never Again

Carrickmines: An Earthquake of Tragedy – a FAILURE of the State: Never Again

Lorraine McMahon, Balleyfermot Travellers Action Project. Saturday 10th October 2015 – an earthquake of tragedy sent shock waves across the Traveller community on a scale never seen before. The fire took the lives of 10 members of the Traveller community, 5 adults and 5 children; Willie Lynch (25) and his partner Tara Gilbert (27) and […]

Irish Travellers – the Reality of Racism

Irish Travellers are a small minority of the Irish population, numbering 29,573 according to the census of 2011, but more according to other estimates, or less than 1% of the total. But they are an indigenous minority who have been part of Irish society for centuries and they are a distinct group with long common history and shared culture, values and customs, in which the tradition of leading a nomadic life plays an important part, and which distinguishes them from the sedentary or settled community.

Irish Travellers – the Reality of Racism

Irish Travellers are a small minority of the Irish population, numbering 29,573 according to the census of 2011, but more according to other estimates, or less than 1% of the total. But they are an indigenous minority who have been part of Irish society for centuries and they are a distinct group with long common […]