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Listen: President Higgins Says The Traveller Community Continues To Be Subjected To Racism & Neglect.

: 07/04/2021 - 16:38

The President says people in the Traveller community are still experiencing racism and neglect.

Ahead of International Traveller and Roma Day tomorrow, President Michael D. Higgins says far too many challenges remain for the community.

Figures show around 3,000 Travellers live in unofficial sites or on the side of the road without access to running water, electricity and toilets.

President Michael D Higgins says the state has also failed to act on the issue of overcrowding in housing:

newstalk1240756.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

He says members of the community have been unfairly excluded from education for generations.

President Michael D Higgins says this must be addressed:

newstalk1520795.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

File image: Michael D. Higgins/RollingNews

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