National Traveller MABS develops social policy recomendations and conducts the relevant research in order to do this. Please find below a list of publications and resources.

# Publication Description Published
1 It’s all About Education-Making Education Work for Traveller Men

Adult education is deeply embedded within the Traveller community. Many Traveller women return to education after having a family. However, Traveller men are less likely to engage with education programmes  whether community based, or based in more formal institutions. This report was written by National Education Worker, Dermot Sreenan. [PDF 355KB]

2 An overview of the implementation of the Caravan Loan Initiative by Local Authorities 2015

In 2015, National Traveller MABS carried our a mapping exercise of local authorities to identify where local authority caravan loans were available and where they were not. [PDF 356KB]

3 Annual Report 2015

National Traveller MABS Annual Report 2015 [PDF 565KB]

4 National Traveller MABS Pre-Budget Submission 2017

Prepared in June 2016 by National Traveller MABS. In this submission we call for the need for a new financial model of micro lending to be made available to people who are financially excluded. One of our recommendations is that The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to insist on the provision of caravan loans for Travellers in all local authorities in the Republic of Ireland. [PDF 393KB]

5 An Evaluation of the Traveller Key Worker Programme

The National Traveller MABS led Key Worker Programme operates in 6 locations in Ireland. It is comprised of a number of local Key Worker Projects. Each local Key Worker project is managed and run voluntarily by the local Primary Health Care for Traveller Project. [PDF 1361KB]

6 Exchange House MABS & The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Caravan Loan Scheme 2000-2009 Evaluation Report

The pilot Caravan Loan Scheme was established in 2000 and operated until 2009. This report charts the background to and the operation of this social finance initiative, funded by the Society of Vincent de Paul and operated with the assistance of Exchange House MABS (later National Traveller MABS). The report also highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the project and makes recommendations for future similar projects. [PDF 529KB]

7 Overcoming Illegal Debt

This module has been developed by National Traveller MABS in conjunction with Traveller organisations and MABS. The module aims to address issues of illegal moneylending by providing a tool to participants to avoid illegal debt, in addition to providing a pathway out, where such illegal debt exists. [PDF 538KB]

8 A Review of National Traveller MABS Supported Caravan Loan Guarantee Schemes

Over the past 10 years, National Traveller MABS has consistently shown a commitment to the Traveller community by seeking to end financial exclusion through policy work and by working with the Community to promote money management. Prepared by Dr Stuart Stamp with the assistance of Liz Daly for National Traveller MABS.  [PDF 712KB]

9 National Traveller MABS Annual Report 2014

A year in review. Refocusing for the future.National Traveller MABS is the leading advocate for the financial inclusion of Travellers in Ireland. We work closely with other Traveller organisations that share similar values in relation to inclusion and equality for all.  [PDF 1996KB]

10 Submission by National Traveller MABS On The Development Of A Revised Traveller And Roma Inclusion Strategy

National Traveller MABS approaches its mission from a perspective of community development with a commitment to human rights and equality. National Traveller MABS approaches its mission from a perspective of community development with a commitment to human rights and equality. National Traveller MABS recognises financial exclusion to be a key component of social and institutional exclusion.  [PDF 442KB]