|Other Names:||Mincéir Misli (1984–1985) … Successor|
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|Article:||Traveller Activism in the 1980s: The Committee for the Rights of Travellers and Mincéir Misli|
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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.
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Mincéir Misli succeeded the Committee for the Rights of Travellers, which became Traveller-only and changed its name in 1984. It seems to have broken up around 1985.
The Committee for the Rights of Travellers was formed in 1982 in response to anti-Traveller protests in Dublin with the aim of exposing mistreatment of Travellers by the state and anti-Traveller protesters, and making the case for Traveller ethnicity (which was ultimately formally recognised by the state in 2017).