Our community is in Crisis where many see no future, this is evident in the high levels of depression, addiction and suicides that have crept into our community in recent decades and that is having such a devastating impact on our families and community, so too in the feuding that exists within our community. These are symptoms of oppression that can be seen mirrored in marginalised and disadvantaged communities around the world.
Traveller groups, organisations, activists and the many people who support our community have done their best to highlight injustice inequalities the Traveller community experience and campaigned for better outcomes, sadly because Anti Traveller Bias and racism is so deeply embedded within Irish Society this has been a long painful struggle.
It important we don’t give up hope, Irish Travellers are a Strong Proud People, despite unbelievable odds and adversity, inequality and injustices we held on to our Traveller identity while still contributing so much to Irish Society. By working together and using all the tools available to us we can and will come through these current challenges & Crisis.