Travellers

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Six Irish Travellers have settled a race discrimination case against a Co Tyrone inn for £24,000 with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. The group of family and friends visited the Ryandale Inn in May 2023 where they planned to have a meal. When they attempted to order

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The European commissioner for human rights, Michael O'Flaherty, has called for "firm action" in response to the "shocking" scale of human rights violations faced by Roma and Travellers in Europe. Mr O'Flaherty, who took up the role this week, was speaking ahead of International Roma Day on Monday.

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A hotel has been ordered to pay €11,000 to a family who suffered unlawful anti-Traveller discrimination when they were refused access for confirmation celebrations. Margaret O'Sullivan, her sister and her partner, who were represented by FLAC, made discrimination complaints to the Workplace Rel

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Legal professionals, academics and members of the Traveller community came together last week to explore issues faced by Travellers and highlight work to achieve more equitable future for all. The Traveller Equality and Justice Project (TEJP) event at University College Cork (UCC) was an opportunity

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The Traveller Equality and Justice Project (TEJP) has won recognition at University College Cork's Teaching Excellence Awards. A partnership between UCC School of Law and legal rights group FLAC, the project operates a clinic providing information and representation to Travellers who have experience

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Seven local authorities have been asked to prepare and implement an equality and action plan on the provision of Traveller accommodation and services. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is making the request of local authorities in South Dublin, Limerick City and County, Tipperary, Doneg

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A waste management company which refused to deliver a skip to a halting site has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €2,000 in compensation for discriminating against Travellers. A man had contacted the company by phone in February 2021 seeking to hire a skip fo

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Complaints about a refusal to enter a licensed premises should be heard in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) rather than the District Court, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. In a newly-published review of the adequacy and effectiveness of section 19 of the Intoxicating Liquor A

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The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favour of a Traveller family who were evicted from land owned by Clare County Council. The McDonagh family, who were backed by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, lived on the site without permission because the council had failed to provide the

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Clare County Council failed in its statutory obligations to properly and proportionately assess the rights of a Traveller family before moving to evict them from a site in the county, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The watchdog is appearing before the Supreme Court as amicu

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted leave from the Supreme Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a case of the eviction of a Traveller family in County Clare. The case of Bernard McDonagh and Helen McDonagh v Clare County Council is being heard by the Supreme Co

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has published an equality review of Ireland's local authorities, focused on their provision of Traveller-specific accommodation. The accounts have been published alongside the Commission's annual report, and includes specific recommendations for action

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