Tuesday 25 June 2019

State to recognise ethnicity of Travellers

Enda Kenny. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Enda Kenny. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Philip Ryan and Kevin Doyle

The State will tomorrow recognise the ethnic status of the Travelling community.

An Oireachtas Justice Committee published a report in the last Dail term recommending that the State should recognise the ethnicity of the travelling community.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny previously said he was open to such a move.

Today it emerged the Taoiseach will make a statement in the Dail tomorrow evening on the issue.

The Taoiseach's spokesman confirmed Mr Kenny's decision to recognise the ethnicity of Travellers at the briefing this evening.

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