Travellers and Traveller organisations spoke up at this year’s Social Inclusion Forum calling for the need for the Traveller Health Action Plan to be published and implemented.   While Travellers make up 1% of the population, Travellers make up 9% of the homeless population.  Unemployment is at 80% according to Census 2016.

Regina Doherty, TD Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection with Missy Collins, Pavee Point.

These issues need to be tackled for us to be able to say that we have an inclusive society. We look forward to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Social Inclusion Strategy to be published soon. Photo above: Mary Brigid Collins speaking at SIF19.

Pavee Point information stand at Social Inclusion Forum 2019.