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Government needs to consult on Travellers ethnicity – Gerry Adams TD

24 November, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has given a cautious welcome to news reports that the Taoiseach Enda Kenny plans to back ethnicity for travellers.

Teachta Adams said:

“I raised this matter with the Taoiseach last week. I told him then that there was no legislative or constitutional bar on him recognising Traveller ethnicity immediately. It only requires him or a nominated Minister to make a statement in the Dáil.

“I welcome news reports that he plans to do this in the new year. I ask that he or the Minister of State David Stanton consult with representatives of the Traveller community about the substantive statement that would accompany recognition of Traveller ethnicity.“

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