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

# Publication Description Published
11 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]

12 Autumn 2014

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

13 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]

14 Autumn 2013

In this issue we highlight the need for an Ethnic Identifer in Service Provision, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Illegal Moneylending and the recommendations in the Debt and Dying report. [PDF 1.2MB]

15 Spring 2013

In this issue you can read about "A Way of Life" Community Education Programme, Debt and Dying Report By National Traveller MABS, the Clann Credo Loan Guarantee Scheme and many more. [PDF 1.23MB]

16 Autumn 2012

In this issue we highlight the London Olympics 2012. We report on a successful social welfare appeals case and bring news of a new community education resource. [PDF 998KB]

17 Spring 2012

In this issue we bring news of our most recent publication edited by Dr Stuart Stamp "Issues of Personal Finance within the Traveller Community", and also you can read about Traveller Pride Awards 2011. [PDF 579KB]

18 The Tharie TImes Autumn 2011

This issue brings you a variety of interesting news items from details of a pilot micro enterprise project. We also report on the progress of the prison savings scheme operating in Mountjoy Prison.  [PDF 828KB]

19 Spring 2011

In this edition we bring you a variety of news items .We report on the Traveller Pride awards of 2010 and also the effects of cutbacks on Traveller specific education. [PDF 805KB]

20 Autumn 2010

In this issue you can read about the Traveller Health Study which had approximately 80% of Travellers living on the island of Ireland participating in. [PDF 991KB]