Politický diskurz

11. mája 2020.

Themes, resources and effects of political discourses about the Travelling and Roma communities: Country report Ireland

Report on discourse analysis results from Ireland prepared by our partners from the University of Limerick.

Executive Summary

This present report presents the results of an analysis of the political discourse presented in the written media regarding the Travelling community. The results can be summarized as follows:

  • Political discourse concerning the Travelling community was mainly centered around the 2018 presidential election and discriminatory comments made by one of the candidates, Peter Casey.
  • The discriminatory remarks made by Peter Casey lead to a huge rise in his popularity, indicating acceptance of Traveller prejudice and disenfranchisement.
  • Peter Casey, despite being a multi-millionaire, is presented as the voice of the abandoned Irish, working, middle class.
  • A clear bias is seen between the publication in the terms of how the information is presented.
  • Outside of the events surrounding the presidential election there is very little coverage about other issues which effect the Travelling community in Ireland, indicating that the Travelling community does not get much coverage despite experiencing many systematic disadvantages and prejudice.
  • Widespread condemnation of the discriminatory comments by politicians indicate support for the Travelling community but this not translated into policy and legislation protecting Travellers from discrimination and supporting their status as an ethnic minority.

Read the full report here.


Súvisiace príspevky

04. novembra 2020.

Themes, resources and effects of political discourses about the Roma: Comparative report

Politický diskurz

22. októbra 2020.

Comparative report: Evaluation of Anti-discrimination Interventions Targeting the Links between Political Discourse, Antigypsyism and Collective Action


25. septembra 2020.

Evaluation of Anti-discrimination Interventions: Results of the Cross-country Focus Groups Analysis


25. septembra 2020.

Évaluation des interventions anti-discrimination ciblant les liens entre discours politique, romanophobie et action collective



Projekt “Identifikácia metód založených na dôkazoch, ktoré umožnia efektívne bojovať proti diskriminácii Rómov v meniacej sa politickej klíme v Európe” je financovaný Justice Programme of the European Union (2014-2022) pod číslom grantu 808062-PolRom-REC-AG-2017/REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2017.

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