3 February 2005 Edition

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Oireachtas Traveller Interest Group launched

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD with David Joyce, Legal Development Worker of the Irish Travellers Movement and Marie Joyce of the National Traveller Women's Forum

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD with David Joyce, Legal Development Worker of the Irish Travellers Movement and Marie Joyce of the National Traveller Women's Forum

Sinn Féin Equality spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD attended the launch in Dublin of the Oireachtas Traveller Interest Group on Monday.

Nineteen members of the Oireachtas, including Ó Snodaigh and Arthur Morgan have joined the group, which was set up to keep Oireachtas members regularly informed on issues in regard to legislation and government policy that have direct impact on the Traveller Community.

Welcoming the initiative, Ó Snodaigh said he hoped "we can make some positive contributions to debates on Travellers' rights.

"We have set ourselves some laudable targets and hopefully we can achieve them, including opening meaningful and informed debate in relation to Traveller issues and ensuring that equality legislation ensures optimum results for the Traveller community."


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