This Bulletin is a venture by National Traveller MABS. We publish a biannual bulletin, reporting on work to date and various policy issues which affect the Traveller Community in Ireland.

Travellers are a culturally diverse community who are often portrayed negatively in the media. One of our aims in National Traveller MABS is to highlight Traveller culture alongside the issues faced by Travellers on a day to day basis.

We hope you enjoy these issues of the Tharie Times and we look forward to receiving your opinions and comments.

Nancy Power and Nuala Ni Ghabhann Coordinators

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1 Summer 2019

In this newsletter, we give an overview of some of the resources we are developing. This includes a booklet for service-providers working with families of Travellers who are in prison. We have also developed a new flyer in collaboration with Primary Health Projects in West Limerick and Clondalkin. [PDF 2516KB]

12-06-2019
2 Winter 2018

In this issue we look at a recent report published by the European Anti-Poverty Network on financial exclusion. Income inadequacy features heavily in the report. [PDF 1937KB]

14-05-2019
3 Summer 2018

This has been a very busy year as you can see from the articles contained in this issue. National Traveller MABS are aware that the re-structuring has taken place for many of the MABS services around the country and will be totally completed by September 2018. [PDF 3271KB]

18-09-2018
4 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. [PDF 2836KB]

08-03-2018
5 Spring 2017

We would like to wish a very happy new year to all our colleagues in MABS and the CIS. 2016 for us as an organisation brought some exciting events such as the launch of our reports and and many more. [PDF 2519KB]

21-02-2017
6 Summer 2016

In this issue you can read about our plans for 2016, it brings a variety of different news and topics, we discuss the new community education initiatives, we review the popular TV programme "I Am Traveller". [PDF 2944KB]

21-07-2016
7 Winter 2015

In this issue we talk we talk about our ‘Three Small Changes’ campaign. it also includes articles on a recent certificate presentation day in Tipperary, information on our recent review of our caravan loan guarantee schemes, and a new ‘app’ on funeral cost comparisons. [PDF 1657KB]

09-12-2015
8 Spring 2015

In this issue, we highlight the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum and look at what it will mean for many LGBT Travellers in Ireland. Additionally, we bring you cover of our successful Youth Forum Event which was held in December 2014. [PDF 1.2MB]

04-06-2015
9 Autumn 2014

In this issue we update you on the Lough Payment Scheme, Traveller Ethnicity and Exchange House Educational Awards 2014. [PDF 1656KB]

22-01-2015
10 Spring 2014

Highlights include Travellers in the Irish Prison system, Overcoming Illegal Debt, the Traveller Pride Awards 2014 and the Credit Unions electronic payment facility. [PDF 0.79MB]

23-06-2014