Irish travellers call on the government to end discrimination and provide proper accommodation, health care and education for their community.
Over 100 Travellers marched in protest at their apartheid-style treatment in Dublin on 6 July 1985. The march was organised by Minceir Misli, Ireland's first Travellers' rights organisation. Among those marching was Nan Joyce, who had been the first Traveller to stand for election to the Dáil in 1982.
The purpose of the march was to highlight government inaction which they claim has led to desperate third world conditions among their people.
An RTÉ News reports broadcast on 6 July 1985. The reporter is Mary Fanning.