Social Justice Ireland submission to the Seanad Consultation Committee re Traveller participation

Posted on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

There remains many areas of public and political life from which Travellers are excluded.  This exclusion begins with a lack of acknowledgement for the very existence of a Traveller culture, the lack of access by Traveller children and young people to educational and job opportunities, and the acceptance of anti-Traveller rhetoric as ‘free speech’ in public discourse.  The narrative must change if there is to be any hope of gaining equality of opportunity for Travellers to have meaningful participation. 

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