Following a violent anti-Traveller protest in 1982 a Committee for the Rights of Travellers was formed. This Committee which, included members of both settled and Traveller communities, was successful in organising demonstrations and protest marches, and keeping the media informed of evictions and harassment. Two years later the committee changed its name to Mincéir Misli (and became a Traveller only organisation) which organised protest marches, lobbied the media and spoke at resident committee meetings in Dublin city and county. The Committee’s main aim was to advance the case for Traveller ethnicity and expose the mistreatment of Travellers.
Crowley, Úna, 2009. Outside in Dublin: Travellers, Society and the State, 1963-1985. The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 35(1), pp. 17-24.