Traveller and Roma Policy in Ireland
** Public consultation on the development of a Revised National Traveller & Roma Inclusion Strategy in Ireland **
Ireland's National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy
Ireland’s National Traveller and Roma Integration Strategy 2011 was developed under the EU Framework for the Implementation of National Roma integration Strategies up to 2020. In that context, Member States were invited to prepare, update or develop their national Roma inclusion strategies taking into account their specific circumstances with particular reference to the key priority area – access to quality education, employment, healthcare, housing and anti-discrimination.
As part of the EU Framework, Ireland reports annually to the European Commission on progress made regarding implementing the national strategy. A copy of Ireland’s reports and the reports of the European Commission can be found here.
Following a 2014 review of the effectiveness of structures for consultation with and improving outcomes for the Traveller and Roma communities, the Department of Justice (DOJ) established a National Traveller & Roma Inclusion Strategy Steering Group to ensure that a renewed emphasis is given across Government to making progress on implementing Ireland’s National Traveller & Roma Inclusion Strategy (NTRIS). Membership of the Group is set out below.
During 2015, DJE will be undertaking a wide-ranging consultation process aimed at reviewing Ireland’s existing NTRIS with a view to making whatever changes are appropriate by early 2016. A draft call for submissions has been prepared and will be published shortly, including on this website.
Steering Group Membership
|Tusla - Child and Family Agency|
|Health Service Executive|
|Traveller Counselling & Psychotherapy Service|
|Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre|
|Department of Children & Youth Affairs|
|Higher Education Authority|
|Western Traveller & Intercultural Development|
|Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine|
|An Garda Síochána |
|Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht|
|Department of Environment, Community & Local Government|
|National Traveller Women’s Forum|
|Irish Traveller Movement |
|Parish of the Travelling People|
|Department of Education & Skills|
|Navan Travellers Workshops |
|Department of Public Expenditure & Reform|
|Bray Travellers C.D.P.|
|Department of Health|
|Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation|
|City and County Managers Association|
|Department of Social Protection|
|Exchange House Ireland|
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