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Educational retention of young Travellers

The position of the Traveller community in the education system remains characterised by very high levels of exclusion and early school leaving. While there has been much progress in reversing this record at primary level, there remains a major problem of transfer to and retention within the second level system.

For this reason, the DEP Education and Employment Working Group is currently working with Traveller representative groups and educational interests to develop comprehensive terms of reference for an examination of the issues involved in the educational retention of young Travellers.