Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee On Key Issues Affecting The Traveller Community

Traveller Mental Health: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

The Chair is a Seanadóir. Would it make a significant difference if a seat in the Seanad were reserved for a member of the Traveller community so there would be a permanent, guaranteed voice in the Houses of the Oireachtas? The whole idea of the Seanad is that it is not based on trying to capture the full electorate. There is a problem with that where there is a dispersed community.


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