Welcoming Annemarie Gaynor – National Mental Health Youth Worker  

Ann-Marie Gaynor is a genuinely inspiring individual. From her early experiences in childcare and Montessori education to her time at the Longford Traveller Preschool before transitioning into nursing, she has shown remarkable resilience and adaptability.  Her work with the ‘No Shame Project’ and her commitment to breaking down stigmas around mental health and barriers for…

The Power of Community, Collaboration and Gratitude 

  Tusla and Traveller Families Care recently held an event to express gratitude for their collaborative work with the Travelling Community. The event, which took place on Monday, November 13th, celebrated their joint Project under the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy.   The Project aims to increase the number of culturally appropriate foster homes available…

Hiding Your Light-Afraid to Shine

  The Impact of Discrimination on the Traveller Community     Elizabeth O Leary  Discrimination is the ‘unfair or unjust treatment towards those of a different background, race, religion, gender or disability’.   Discrimination is a global problem which negatively impacts many marginalised people, and the Traveller Community are arguably one of the most discriminated against people in…