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
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
People moved to song outside Dáil Eireann ©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
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