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Health and wellbeing of the Irish Travellers

April 22nd, 2015

Episode 144 of 431 episodes

A shorter life expectancy of about 15 years and a male suicide rate that's almost seven times higher than the national average; double the infant mortality. The Traveller people in Ireland have surprisingly much in common with Indigenous Australians. They have been perceived as different and discriminated against since the Middle Ages. A three-year study reveals how that’s affected the health of the Irish Traveller.