‘Dilution of Bill to teach Traveller history in schools criticised’, Irish Times

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The Senator who championed legislation to ensure Traveller history and culture is taught as part of the school curriculum has expressed her regret at amendments that dilute its provisions.
Independent Colette Kelleher did not press a vote on the four changes introduced by Minister for Education Joe McHugh to her Traveller Culture and History in Education Bill which was passed by the Upper House and now goes to the Dáil.
“I’m disappointed,” Ms Kelleher said but she added that “I do feel we have the basis of further conversation and we can do more work and that this Bill can go to the Dáil”, and she called on the Minister to champion it there………

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