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80% Of Travellers Are Unemployed, According To ICTU.

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Educational disadvantage, inequality and discrimination are contributory factors.

At least four out of every five Travellers are unemployed, according to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

It'll tell an Oireachtas committee severe educational disadvantage, inequality and discrimination all contribute to the problem.

Today's committee will hear calls for the government to commit to employing more Travellers in the public sector.

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon O'Cuiv says there are several reasons why 80 per cent of Travellers are unemployed.

Deputy O'Cuiv says he's encountered several examples of discrimination.

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