In O’Leary & Others v Punch Retail & Others (Westminster County Court 29 August 2000) Irish travellers challenged a “No Travellers” sign in a pub.
Judge Goldstein at a preliminary hearing at Central London County Court in 2000 held that the Race Relations Act should cover Irish travellers as an ethnic group. He pointed to their shared history: "Modern Irish travellers are guided by the culture and traditions which have been handed down by generations. They do not go around reading history, they practise it."
Quotation from www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/irish-travellers-gain-legal-status-of-ethnic-minority-710768.html viewed 11 November 2016
Romanies -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Romanies -- Civil rights
UK Race Relations Act & amendments and the Equality Act 2010
Commission for Racial Equality v Dutton  IRLR 8 decided that a sign displayed in a pub saying “No Travellers” was discriminatory as Romany Gypsies are a racial/ethnic group