This newsletter is produced by National Traveller MABS to keep the Traveller community up to date on relevant financial matters. In the current economic climate it is more crucial than ever that we are aware of our rights regarding money and the supports available to us.

We hope you find the information helpful. If you have any comments or would like us to address any topics in future issues please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nancy Power and Nuala Ni Ghabhann Coordinators

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1 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Winter 2017

This year, 2017, has seen many changes for us with two colleagues leaving the service and two new members of staff joining us. We welcome our newly appointed staff members on board Michelle Kearns and Sian Crowley, as we know there are exciting times ahead. We are delighted to be back at full strength and to welcome them both. [PDF 1793KB]

2 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Spring 2017

Welcome to our first edition of 2017. In this issue we talk about 2017 changes to social welfare payments, our own seminar "Engaging Traveller Men" and Progressing the Key Worker Programme. [PDF 2338KB].

3 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Summer 2016

In this issue we highlight the launch of our recent publication “An Evaluation of the National Traveller MABS Key Worker Programme” which took place in April, other articles include the importance of social media, Credit Unions and small loans, you can also read about Traveller Pride Awards 2016. [PDF 3147KB]

4 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Winter 2015

This issue includes articles on a recent certificate presentation day in Tipperary, information on Budget 2016, a new ‘app’ on funeral cost comparisons and a whole lot more. [PDF 1300 KB]

5 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Spring 2015

In this packed issue, we look at a variety of different topics, including taking care of your mental health, how to make a social welfare appeal and the importance of social media in today’s society. {PDF 1.01 MB]

6 National Traveller Newsletter Autumn 2014

In this issue we keep the focus on The Lough Payments Scheme, mobile phone charges and Budget 2015. [PDF 1412KB]

7 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Summer 2014

We highlight MABS Back to School costs, Traveller Pride 2014 and A Way of Life, overcoming illegal debt, with the health care workers in Mullingar and Longford. [PDF 794KB]

8 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Winter 2013

Launch of National Traveller MABS annual report, applied suicide intervention skills training (ASIST) and Electric Ireland's pay as you go meters. [PDF 1.16MB]

9 National Traveller Mabs Newsletter Spring 2013

This issue deals with the Changes to the Exceptional Needs Payment, Traveller Pride 2013 and our money management programme, A Way of Life, run with Ballymun MABS. [PDF 1.1MB]

10 National Traveller MABS Newsletter Autumn 2012

This issue highlights the financial burden of funerals, funding of an educational resource to deal with illegal moneylending and some money saving tips! [PDF 650KB]