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
21 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]

25-05-2016
22 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]

24-05-2016
23 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]

24-05-2016
24 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]

25-09-2015
25 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]

25-09-2015
26 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]

16-07-2015
27 National Traveller MABS Pre-Budget Submission 2016

Prepared June 2015 National Traveller MABS are requesting that the Government not forget the Traveller community in the upcoming budget. Ireland is in a recovery position, we want this recovery to benefit and tackle the inequalities that currently exist. [PDF 424KB]

08-07-2015
28 Annual Report 2014

National Traveller MABS Annual Report [PDF 1.94MB]

20-04-2015
29 Importance of Ethnic Monitoring within the CIB

The importance of Ethnic Monitoring within the CIB framework a submission by National Traveller MABS. [PDF 1060KB]

12-12-2014
30 National Traveller MABS Position Paper on the Discontinuation of the Lough Payment Scheme for Clients

The Household Budget Scheme (HHB) is facilitated by An Post in partnership with the Department of Social Protection. The facility is used to pay local authority rents and utility companies such as Bord Gáis, Electric Ireland, Airtricity and Eircom. [PDF 955KB]

26-11-2014