ITM calls for an investigation into the destruction of a family home

The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) join calls for an investigation into the destruction of a family home (mobile home) on Labre Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin on Thursday, June 14th.

A Traveller family home was destroyed on Labre Park, Ballyfermot on 14th June with all its contents and personal belongings including irreplaceable items of sentimental value. The ITM call on Dublin City Council (Traveller Accommodation Unit) to clarify details of their actions on Labre Park, resulting in the destruction of a family home.

Bernard Joyce director of the Irish Traveller Movement said “This is a very serious issue and requires an open, transparent and accountable process of investigation, including the lead up to this event regarding the destruction of a Traveller family home. We have been inundated with calls concerning what took place in Labre Park”.

The Irish Traveller Movement now and through direct contact with Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive Owen Keegan call for a thorough and transparent investigation into this incident.

The Irish Traveller Movement will attend a protest being coordinated by Ballyfermot Traveller Action Project this Wednesday, June 20th, Dublin City Hall, 2.30pm in support of the family and in calling for this investigation. We invite all those seeking justice to attend.

For further information contact: The Irish Traveller Movement, Bernard Joyce (01) 6796577 or Lorraine McMahon Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project (BTAP) 01 6264166

Founded in 1990, the Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) is a national membership organisation representing Travellers and Traveller organisations across Ireland. A core principle is to challenge the racism Travellers face in Ireland, promoting integration and equality within Irish society.

ITM works collectively to represent the views of Travellers and Traveller organisations at a national and international level. We develop policies, actions, and innovative programmes to bring about change for Travellers in Ireland. We work to challenge the inequalities faced by Travellers by promoting Traveller participation and leadership locally and nationally, by developing and sharing best practice, developing evidence-based research to inform our work and building strategic alliances with all who are committed to a fairer Irish Society.

Our Vision
“An Ireland where Travellers are proud of their identity and with their ethnicity recognised, can achieve their fullest potential to play an active role in Irish society”