Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

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Traveller Community Access Programme (TCAP)

RCSI provides a Traveller Community Access Programme (TCAP) which aims to increase the participation and success rates of members of the Traveller community in third level educational programmes. This programme commenced in 2006. Further information available on the RCSI Scholarships page.

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In February 2016, RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the University of Edinburgh, published a population-based genetic study which examined the genetic structure of the Irish Traveller community. This study, also featuring researchers from University College Dublin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explored the history and structure of the Traveller population in the context of 'settled' Irish, neighbouring European and Roma Gypsy groups. The full article is available here - Genomic insights into the population structure and history of the Irish Travellers -