We Are Proud to Be a Neurodiverse Workplace

We are pleased to announce that Travellers’ Voice has recently joined the Neurodiversity in Business initiative. We take pride in embracing a neurodiverse workplace. We are excited to share information on how to become more inclusive towards individuals with neurodivergent conditions such as Autism Spectrum Condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Developmental Language Disorder,…

A Brighter Future for Ireland’s LGBTI+ Community-Call to Rescind Historical Convictions.  

John Doyle   The term “discrimination” describes the unfair or unjust treatment of an individual or a group of individuals because of traits like race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Discrimination happens in various contexts, including public services, employment, housing, and the workplace.   Undoubtedly, discrimination impacts victims’ opportunities, well-being, physical and mental health,…

United in Diversity

By Kay McCabe, Involve Meath The European Commission Representation in Ireland has published a new collection of stories about the EU and equality and inclusion in Ireland. Inspired by the EU motto, ‘United in Diversity’, the Diversity Journal showcases the work that is happening in communities across Ireland which is connecting with, and supporting, key…

Irish Travellers Access to Justice

Submitted by Research Team Our names are Dr. Sindy Joyce (post-doctoral researcher), Margaret O’ Brien (peer-researcher) and Olive O’ Reilly (peer researcher), we are Travellers/Mincéirs and are currently working with Professor Amanda Haynes and Dr. Jennifer Schweppe carrying out a research study at the University of Limerick. This project has been funded by the Irish…

Helping People to Help Themselves

Helping People to Help Themselves: How one Limerick Traveller Woman Responded to her Community’s Needs During the COVID Crisis!  By Miriam Kerins; who finds out it’s all about risk reduction and creating awareness  A support initiative, which has been set up to help Limerick Travellers by Limerick Travellers to address issues facing the community around…

Conference Report – Inter-Family Conflict and its Impact on Traveller Mental Health

“Feuding is neither a sport nor a form of entertainment. People get hurt. Families are damaged. The fabric of the community gets torn.” Rosaleen McDonagh. Last April, the Traveller Counselling Service, Exchange House Ireland and the Traveller Mediation Services organised a conference on ‘Inter-family Violence and its Impact on Traveller Mental Health’ in Dublin Castle.…

Good Nuck Mental Health Campaign

Mind Your Head with the Good Nuck Mental Health Campaign By Bryanna Sweeney Involve Youth Meath kicked off 2019 with the launch of the Good Nuck Mental Health campaign at the Hotel Riu Plaza, The Gresham Hotel in Dublin last month. The reason for this initiative was, “To give young people the space and opportunity…