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 The Implications of Financial Exclusion for Health and Wellbeing- Submitted to Pavee Point and Roma Centre

National Traveller MABS is concerned with the financial inclusion of Travellers. Travellers experience multiple forms of financial exclusion which is linked to mental stress and consequently impacts on mental and physical health. [PDF 450KB]

13-09-2018
2 National Traveller MABS Response to ‘Review of Schemes of Grants and Loans for the Purchase of Caravans by Travellers’.

National Traveller MABS welcomes the Review of the Scheme of Loans and Grants for the Purchase of Caravans by Travellers undertaken by the Housing Agency. The Review was commissioned following National Traveller MABS recommendations in 2015 that such a review was necessary. [PDF 499KB]

13-09-2018
3 Review of the Scheme of Loans and Grants for the Purchase of Caravans by Travellers

This report was commissioned by the Department of Housing and Planning, Community and Local Government and conducted by the Housing Agency. [PDF 1397KB]

13-09-2018
4 Comparative Study of how Utility Provision is Administered and Rents collected in Traveller Specific Accommodation in Fingal

This research investigated the system whereby rents and electricity were paid in Traveller specific accommodation in Fingal County Council, set in a national context. The research was carried out by Brian Harvey and Kathy Walsh. [PDF 346KB]

13-09-2018
5 Culturally Appropriate Affordable Accommodation For Travellers 'Seminar Report'

This seminar was hosted on the 12th of June 2018 to develop and advance the recommendations arising from a study into the cost of mobile home and trailer accommodation for Travellers. [PDF 1802KB]

13-09-2018
6 A Small Scale Study into the cost of Mobile Homes/Trailers for the Purpose of Social Housing for Travellers

National Traveller MABS undertook an introductory study into the cost of Mobile Homes/Trailers on sale in the Republic of Ireland during February 2018. This study was undertaken as part of our work in advocating for improvements in the area of caravan loans. [PDF 8328KB]

13-09-2018
7 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]

13-12-2016
8 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]

09-11-2016
9 Annual Report 2015

National Traveller MABS Annual Report 2015 [PDF 565KB]

06-10-2016
10 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]

21-07-2016