Seven-year sur­vey on Trav­ellers un­veiled at Wick­low County Cam­pus

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A MA­JOR re­port on sui­cide amongst mem­bers of the Trav­eller Com­mu­nity was launched at the Wick­low County Cam­pus yes­ter­day (Tues­day De­cem­ber 9).

The re­port, the first such re­search, docu- ments the in­ci­dence of sui­cide amongst Trav­ellers be­tween the years 2000-2006. It is unique in that it cov­ers the whole Trav­eller pop­u­la­tion over a seven year pe­riod with in­for­ma­tion gath­ered on fam­ily cir­cum- stances and un­der­ly­ing is­sues in sui­cide cases.

The pub­li­ca­tion was funded by the Depart­ment of Jus­tice, Equal­ity and Law Re­form’s 2008 Trav­eller In­ter­a­gency and Com­mu­nica- tions Fund ad­min­is­tered by Pobal. Mary Rose Walker, a so­cial worker with Wick­low County Coun­cil, wrote the re­port and the launch was hosted by the Wick­low In­ter­a­gency Group.

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