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

# Publication Description Published
11 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]

12 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]

13 Autumn 2014

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

14 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]

15 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]

16 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]

17 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]

18 Spring 2012

We announce the completion of our latest report - Issues of Personal Finance within the Traveller Community, and the story of grandmother Margaret McDonagh who completed the Start your own Business course. [PDF 882KB]

19 Autumn 2011

Calling all entreupreneurs! National Traveller MABS has joined with a US microfinance company Lending4Change. This issue also deals with A Way of Life - a money management programme. [PDF 548KB]

20 Spring 2011

Welcome to the first issue of the NTMABS Newsletter. This issue deals with the household budget scheme and Education Cuts identified in 2011. [PDF 937KB]