Category: Contribution to Civil Rights
Authors: Maria Delaney, Michelle Hennessy, Cormac Fitzgerald (Ireland)
Tough Start Series
The original publication is available via the following links:
Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community' https://www.noteworthy.ie/tough-start-pt-1-traveller-children-5561111-Oct2021/
Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children https://www.noteworthy.ie/tough-start-pt-2-traveller-children-health-5568495-Oct2021/
Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost' https://www.noteworthy.ie/tough-start-pt-3-traveller-children-education-5574141-Oct2021/
'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised https://www.noteworthy.ie/tough-start-pt-5-traveller-children-housing-5578888-Oct2021/
Noteworthy & The Journal (both platforms of Journal Media)
Children's Minister: 'There's ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community'
Minister Roderic O’Gorman told Noteworthy that the State “has failed successive generations of Traveller children”.
THERE IS “NO question” that there is ingrained institutional racism against the Traveller community in Ireland, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman has said.
In an interview with Noteworthy, as part of an investigative series into the challenges facing Traveller children in Ireland, the minister said a recent Children’s Ombudsman report on overcrowded and unsafe conditions at a Cork halting site was “just one example of that institutional racism”.
Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions. Read more
Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on ‘reduced hours’ at school – with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day. Read more
'An ongoing risk': Hep A outbreak at council site left five Traveller children hospitalised
Noteworthy and The Journal investigate lack of action on Traveller-specific accommodation across the country. Read more