The 1st March 2017 was an historic and momentous day for the Irish Traveller community and for equality in Ireland.

  • Our statement on the recognition of Traveller ethnicity here.

  • Taoiseach’s Statement on Traveller ethnicity here.

  • Our Chairperson on recognition of Traveller ethnicity here.

  • The importance of Traveller ethnicity click here.

  • President presented with Traveller Ethnicity pin here.

  • What does ethnic recognition mean for Travellers?  See our leaflet.

Great excitement at Dáil Eireann on 1st of March. ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Great excitement at Dáil Eireann on 1st of March. ©Photo by Derek Speirs

A great crowd waiting to get into Dáil Eireann for Taoiseach's statement on Traveller ethnicity ©Photo by Derek Speirs

A great crowd waiting to get into Dáil Eireann for Taoiseach’s statement on Traveller ethnicity ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Kathleen Reilly, Kathleen Lawrence and Tracey Reilly among the crowd at Dáil Eireann ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Kathleen Reilly, Kathleen Lawrence and Tracey Reilly among the crowd at Dáil Eireann ©Photo by Derek Speirs

People moved to song outside Dáil Eireann ©Photo by Derek Speirs

People moved to song outside Dáil Eireann ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Media and music outside Dáil at historic statement. ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Media and music outside Dáil at historic statement. ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Jack Delany and Bernie McDonagh celebrating recognition of Traveller ethnicity ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Jack Delany and Bernie McDonagh celebrating recognition of Traveller ethnicity ©Photo by Derek Speirs

John Paul Collilns, Patrick Reilly, James Reilly and Michael Collins at Dáil Eireann. ©Photo by Derek Speirs.

John Paul Collilns, Patrick Reilly, James Reilly and Michael Collins at Dáil Eireann. ©Photo by Derek Speirs.

Lots of happy faces at Dáil Eireann ©Photo by Derek Speirs

Lots of happy faces at Dáil Eireann ©Photo by Derek Speirs

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