COVID-19 Update : What We Know & What You Can Do
As you know, we are facing a global health crisis with Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Irish government has given the public advice and instructions for what is going on, and how you and your family can stay safe and healthy.Read more: COVID-19 Update : What We Know & What You Can Do
Update for Energy Customers during COVID-19
Gas and Electricity Suppliers have confirmed that no disconnections will occur until April 19th.Read more: Update for Energy Customers during COVID-19
Local Property Tax Notice
Notice for property owners who are due to pay Local Property Tax (LPT) on 21 March 2020. The date for payment of Local Property Tax has been changed to 21 May 2020. You do not need to contact Revenue if you are due to pay by Annual Debit Instruction or Direct Debit. The payment date will be changed automatically to 21 May 2020.Read more: Local Property Tax Notice
Financial advice for Travellers with a Family Member in Prison
The imprisonment of a family member can have a major impact on the rest of the family, not only in emotional terms but also financially. It can affect social welfare payments and housing supports and can result in extra costs in travelling to prison visits and supporting the family member while they are in prison.Read more: Financial advice for Travellers with a Family Member in Prison
Do You Have a Family Member in Prison
National Traveller MABS is a leading advocate for the financial inclusion of Travellers in Ireland. We have produced a guide for families whose relative is in prison and for support organisations.Read more: Do You Have a Family Member in Prison
National Traveller MABS Launch Tuesday 26th Of November
We would like to invite you to our launch of Financial advice for families of Travellers in prison.Read more: National Traveller MABS Launch Tuesday 26th Of November
Community Development Worker, Specified Purpose (Approx. 1 Year), Full Time, Dublin
National Traveller MABS is the leading advocate for the financial inclusion of Travellers in Ireland. As a Traveller specific service, we advocate for the many Travellers in Ireland who cannot access affordable savings and credit and who rely on money lenders. We work to change policy and practice which excludes Travellers from financial services. We also aim to increase financial capability within the Traveller Community.Read more: Community Development Worker, Specified Purpose (Approx. 1 Year), Full Time, Dublin
Launch of our recent report into Energy Poverty Among Travellers Living in Mobile Homes and Trailers
Our report ‘Accommodating Ethnicity, Addressing Energy Poverty Among Travellers Living in Mobile Homes and Trailers: An exploratory study’ was launched, on June 19th 2019 by Angela Black, Chief Executive, Citizens Information Board. The report, written by Stuart Stamp and supported by staff of National Traveller MABS and Traveller primary health care groups, highlights the high levels of energy poverty among Travellers living in mobile homes and trailers.Read more: Launch of our recent report into Energy Poverty Among Travellers Living in Mobile Homes and Trailers
Invite To Launch
National Traveller MABS cordially invites you to the launch of our report, 'Accommodating Ethnicity, Addressing Energy Poverty Among Travellers Living in Mobile Homes and Trailers: An Exploratory Study'Read more: Invite To Launch
National Traveller MABS are delighted to invite you to
Traveller Pride Week: Making Connections across Limerick
This public event will celebrate the achievements of organisations working together
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Developing Trust-Community Education and MABS
This report shows that many services engage in community education, and have developed particular expertise in this area down through the years. To read more please click here
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, read more here.
Our New Report
"A Small Scale Study into the cost of Mobile Homes/Trailers for the Purpose of Social Housing for Travellers" is now available for you to read please click here
Our latest editions of National Traveller MABS Newsletter and The Tharie Times 2017 is now available for you to read both issues are bursting with news and information. Last year, 2017, has seen many changes for us with two colleagues leaving the service and two new members of staff joining us.
Bus Éireann Apprentice Programme 2018.
Bus Éireann, the national bus and coach company and Dublin Bus, which operates bus services in the greater Dublin Area are now seeking to recruit Traveller apprentice heavy vehicle mechanics in the following locations: Dublin Cork Waterford Rosslare Stranorlar Ballina Limerick Thurles Tralee Galway Athlone Longford.Read more: Bus Éireann Apprentice Programme 2018.
Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration 15th March 2018
To mark the State’s recognition of Traveller Ethnicity on March the 15th 2018, the Traveller community is coming together to put on a day long celebratory event in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.Read more: Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration 15th March 2018
Irish Travellers and the Census 2016
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) today (Thursday 12th October) publishes Census 2016 Profile 8 Irish Travellers, Ethnicity and Religion. The report shows that the number of Irish Travellers stood at 30,987, representing 0.7% of the general population in April 2016.Read more: Irish Travellers and the Census 2016
Traveller Pride Awards 2017
This year saw the 9th annual Traveller Pride Awards that took place in the Pillar Rooms on the grounds of the Rotunda hospital. This event officially starts Traveller Pride that ran from the 11th to the 16th of June. There were a number of events planned over the two weeks.Read more: Traveller Pride Awards 2017
State Recognition of Travellers as a Distinct Ethnic Group
What does Ethnic Recognition mean for Irish Travellers?
Ethnicity means belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition, ethnicity is not the same as nationality or place of birth. Your ethnicity or cultural background means the group you descended from.Read more: State Recognition of Travellers as a Distinct Ethnic Group
Budget 2017 Increase in Pension & Welfare Payments from this Week
The new rate of pensions and weekly social welfare increases announced in Budget 2017 will start to come into effect from this week onwards, with all higher payments in place by St Patrick’s Day. The maximum personal rate of pension will increase by €5 per week for 578,000 pensioners aged 66 and over from this week.Read more: Budget 2017 Increase in Pension & Welfare Payments from this Week
National Traveller MABS Welcomes the State Recognition of Travellers as a Distinct Ethnic Group.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D, noted the historic and symbolic recognition of Travellers as an ethnic group in his address to the Dáil on March 1st 2017.
At approximately 6.45 pm he announced,Read more: National Traveller MABS Welcomes the State Recognition of Travellers as a Distinct Ethnic Group.
How can Education and Training Work for Traveller Men?
Education is integral to combating financial exclusion. In December, National Traveller MABS co-hosted a seminar with the Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) entitled “Engaging Traveller Men”. Over 80 people, representing the 4 provinces of Ireland were in attendance.Read more: How can Education and Training Work for Traveller Men?
It’s all About Education – Making Education Work for Traveller Men
National Traveller MABS are pleased to announce our latest publication. The report "It's All About Education" written by Dermot Sreenan, explores the barriers that prevent many Traveller men from engaging in Community Education.Read more: It’s all About Education – Making Education Work for Traveller Men
Budget Changes 2017
Several of the changes announced in Budget 2017 took effect from 1 January 2017, including changes to the Universal Social Charge. Some of the changes announced in the Budget come into effect immediately.Read more: Budget Changes 2017
There was much welcome with the announcement in Budget 2017 of the increase in this years Christmas bonus.Read more: Christmas Bonus
Preparing for Death : Making Advanced Arrangements
A bereavement is one of the worst things a family will endure. Sometimes making advanced arrangements can comfort a very ill person as they will have a sense of peace knowing that arrangements are financially and legally in place.Read more: Preparing for Death : Making Advanced Arrangements
Irish Rents Rising at Fastest Paste in Over a Decade
Rents are rising in double digits and are now higher than at the height of the Celtic Tiger, with “disastrous” consequences for renters, communities, and the country’s competitiveness.Read more: Irish Rents Rising at Fastest Paste in Over a Decade