Members of the Traveller community called for reparations, a State apology and the banning of the word “knacker” at an event in Dublin on Tuesday.
The calls were made at the announcement of a new cross-party Oireachtas group aimed at improving life for the community.
Convened by Independent Senator Colette Kelleher and Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan, the group has an initial membership of 11 Oireachtas members. The come from four parties – Sinn Féin, Solidarity-People Before Profit, Fianna Fáil and Labour – and the Independent ranks.
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