Greater sanctions for those who abuse Travellers

The Sligo Travellers Support Group says tougher sanctions have to be imposed on organisations and individuals found guilty of abusing travellers.

Submissions lodged with the Seanad public-consultation committee are claiming that Irish Travellers are still being subjected to bullying, hate-speech and discrimination.

Traveller organisations are due to speak in the Seanad for the first time since they were recognised as an ethnic minority today.