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Traveller Community.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 6 December 2005

Tuesday, 6 December 2005

Questions (318)

Charlie O'Connor

Question:

367 Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the special arrangements in place within his Department and at the point of service delivery to meet the needs of the Traveller community; and if his attention has been drawn to particular difficulties experienced by members of the travelling community in accessing services. [37599/05]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

I am not aware of any particular difficulties experienced by members of the Traveller community in accessing services directly delivered by my Department. As the Deputy is no doubt aware, Travellers enjoy the same civil and political rights as any other citizen. The Government is committed to challenging discrimination against Travellers and has defined membership of the Traveller community as a separate ground on which it is unlawful to discriminate under equality legislation.

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