Traveller Pride Awards are Back – Get Your Nominations In

Nominations are open for the Traveller Pride Awards 2024, you only have until 15th April  to get your nominations in! Get your nomination form here (with all the info) and email to travellerprideweek@gmail.com The aim of the Traveller Pride Awards is to highlight and recognise the achievements and contributions of Travellers in their communities and in […]

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Traveller and Roma Education Strategy Consultations Underway

We are getting closer to the Traveller and Roma consultations dates which begin next week. Between March 14 and April 11 2024, six local consultation events will be held to inform the development of a Traveller and Roma education strategy (TRES): four with Travellers and Traveller organisations and two with Roma and Roma organisations. These […]

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The National Traveller Drug Network Meets at Pavee Point

Clondalkin Travellers Development Group, Tallaght Travellers Community Developement Project Ltd, Laois Travellers Action Group, Coolmine Homeless Support for Traveller Women, HSE Drugs.ie, DAISH Project TSAS, Traveller Counselling Service, Balbriggan Travellers Project, Fast Finglas, Ossory Youth – Traveller substance Misuse worker, National Traveller MABS and Pavee Point’s DAAP programme all met today at Pavee Point Traveller […]

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Pavee Point’s Response to CESCR’s Concluding Observations

Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, along with a coalition of Traveller organisations, welcomes the Concluding Observations on Ireland by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights following the 4th Review of Ireland’s progress in implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) last month. The Committee’s Concluding Observations […]

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Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh Receives First-Ever Rowan Award

On Thursday 29th February 2024, Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh was honoured as the first-ever recipient of the Rowan Award, presented by The Rowan Trust, an independent foundation fighting for social justice with marginalised communities. The ceremony took place at Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, where Rosaleen has had a long association. Rosaleen has been associated […]

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Traveller Men Complete Runamuck Challenge

On Saturday 2nd March, a group of 14 Traveller Men completed the Runamuck Challenge held in the 3,000 acre Coolcarrigan Estate. The challenge is made up of a very muddy 5.5km run, which includes 50 obstacles to climb, jump and help eachother through. If you’re feeling brave enough, you can also do another lap of the […]

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Pavee Point Attends Le Chéile Solidarity March

On Saturday 2nd March 2024, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and other minority groups marched the streets of Dublin to call for ‘Diversity Not Division’ and for people to ‘Stand Together’ against racism. The march, organised by Le Chéile, a cross-sectoral alliance working together to challenge the far right in Ireland, highlighted the need […]

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Traveller and Roma Education Strategy (TRES) Enters Consultation Phase

Traveller organisations have lobbied for many years for the introduction of a ‘Traveller and Roma Education Strategy’ (TRES) to achieve equal outcomes for Traveller and Roma children and young people in education. This was included in the current Programme for Government and the Department of Education is now working with key stakeholders and national Traveller […]

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Pavee Point attends launch of ‘Cuan’ – the new Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Agency

We welcome the launch of Can, the new agency responsible for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence and welcome Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe on her appointment as CEO of Cuan. This agency will be responsible for delivering services to victims/survivors of DSGBV, establishing national service standards and governance arrangements, leading on research to inform DSGBV policy development, leading […]

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Final Update on Ireland’s Review under International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

Today concludes the 4th Review of Ireland’s progress in implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in Geneva.  A number of important issues included in our submission were raised by the Committee including health, accommodation, education and poverty. Accessing Basic Social Protection In its response to the Committee, the Traveller & Roma Coalition believes the […]

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Human Rights Institutions Critical to Pontin’s Apology

Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre welcomes today’s apology from UK holiday park operator Pontins for what was termed ‘shocking’ discrimination against Irish Travellers.  “It’s important that human rights institutions such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission are properly supported and resourced so they can take action in horrendous situations of discrimination such as […]

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Calls for Section 3 of the Misuse of Drug Act to be repealed

Pavee point, along with a coalition of stakeholders led by a number of TDs and Senators, met yesterday in a call for part of the Misuse of Drugs Act to be repealed. Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 criminalises people for the possession of drugs for personal use. We agree with recommendations […]

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Ireland Under UN Review on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Pavee Point will be in Geneva over the next two days to brief members UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Ireland is being examined by this committee on 15 and 16 February by this committee. Pavee Point produced a briefing for this committee which you can find here. IHREC Event IHREC will host […]

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Traveller Voter Registration Campaign 2024

Pavee Point is currently running a video campaign to encourage all Travellers to vote in elections. We have teamed up with political leaders to highlight how important voting is, with videos being shared across our social platforms encouraging Travellers to register to vote and explaining how to. See below links to the videos we’ve currently […]

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Sheila Reilly, RIP

Our hearts were heavy when we heard this morning of the death of Traveller Primary Health Care Worker Sheila Reilly. Our sincere condolences go to her immediate and extended family.  Sheila was a huge part of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre and was one of the first to get involved in the organisation.  She was […]

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Congratulations to Michael O’ Flaherty

Pavee Point is delighted to congratulate Michael O’Flaherty on his election this week as Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner. “We thank Michael for the very fruitful and important collaboration we’ve had with him and colleagues in the EU Fundamental Rights Agency,” said Martin Collins, Co Director Pavee Point. “We look forward to supporting his […]

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Specific Recommendation for Action on Traveller Drug Use from Citizens Assembly

Pavee Point welcomes the Citizens Assembly on Drugs Use report that acknowledges the disproportionate impact of drug use on Travellers.   Recommendation 15 of the report names Travellers and states: “Holistic policy responses to drugs issues, including health, education, social protection, economic and criminal justice policy, should be designed on the basis of population needs, […]

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Vacancy: Traveller Women’s Awareness Worker – DSGBV Community Worker

Traveller Women’s Awareness Worker Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre is looking to recruit a Traveller Women’s Awareness Worker for a peer-led project addressing barriers to safety and protection for Traveller women in relation to domestic and sexual violence. The position is for 19 hours per week and the contract is subject to funding and […]

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