Martin Collins, Pavee Point Co Director, outlined the feeling among many Travellers that the Traveller community is over-policed and under-protected.
He also highlighted the importance of anti-racism and human rights training for Garda recruits and also among existing staff in An Garda Síochána. He also highlighted the need for a diverse recruitment policy.
Commissioner Harris was responsive to these issues and Pavee Points look forward to developing a positive working relationship with An Garda Síochána.
(LtoR)Tessa Collins, John Paul Collins, Bridget Winters, Missie Collins, Mary Brigid McCann, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris, Martin Collins and Garda Dave McInerney.