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 Pat BuckleyPat Buckley (Cork East, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

Last year's Sinn Féin report, A Vision for Women's Health, was put together on the back of the national Traveller all-Ireland policy of 2010. The report states that 40% of Travellers have experienced discrimination on the basis of being a woman, on the basis of being a Traveller woman, and on the basis of their means. Has this happened across the entire Traveller community? Are Travellers being discriminated against in their access to services, including mental health services? Is it easy or difficult to access services?


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