Molly O'Connor

I am currently working as a Newsdesk Intern with the Irish Independent. From this, I have had the opportunity to cover news stories across a wide range of topics. 

I have just completed a MA in Journalism at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I hold a BA in Communication Studies from Dublin City University.

Dublin-based. Email:

President critical of the state's treatment of travellers

President Michael D Higgins has said that the “failure of State policy” across decades has left Travellers isolated from Irish society. He spoke in NUIG at the start of a week of events marking six year anniversary since the Irish Government officially recognised the Travelling community as a distinct ethnic group. President Higgins said that Ireland had not recognised the “the degree of exclusion and the neglect” of ethnic minorities. “I’ve been thinking as I come to this point in my Preside