Institutional racism towards travellers is prevalent in Ireland’s criminal justice system, according to a major new report.
The study by the University of Limerick spoke to one in every 100 travellers in almost every county.
It finds their trust in the system to be very low amid fears of wrongful arrest, excessive force, wrongful conviction and imprisonment.
91 percent feel disrespected by Gardai while more than three quarters believe they’re profiled.
Among the reports recommendations are an explicit ban on profiling, along with an independent investigation into Garda failures to respond to crimes against Travellers.