My gran aunt the great Nan Joyce passed away last night. She was one of the first major Traveller activists. She helped Travellers up and down the country's to access basic needs and rallied for equality for decades. She was our hero. R.I.P Nan. X pic.twitter.com/hpWTVO0DUk
— John Connors (@johnconnors1990) August 8, 2018
Irish Traveller rights’ activist Nan Joyce, who was the first Traveller to run for a Dáil seat in November 1982, died last night.
She ran in Dublin South West and won 581 votes in 1982.