Piloting Yellow Flag Programme

The Yellow Flag programme was successfully piloted by the Irish Traveller Movement in 4 schools, 2 Primary & 2 Secondary in the academic year Sept 2008 to June 2009. All 4 schools were then awarded a Yellow Flag which was presented by Minister Hannifin at an awards ceremony in Trinity College Dublin in October 2009 in recognition of their work around diversity & social inclusion. A research report on the pilot & a handbook for future schools was also published during 2009. These can both be viewed in the 'About Yellow Flag' section.
A roundtable discussion was also held in December 2008 to bring together key stakeholders to support the development of the programme. This can be downloaded from the link below.


Education is one of the most important means of combating racism and developing a more inclusive, intercultural society in Ireland. The Yellow Flag programme offers teachers, students and the local community an ideal opportunity to shape and influence how the school works, how the teachers interact with the students and their parents and how students interact with one another and their teachers. The Yellow Flag should be an aspiration for all schools and I look forward to working with the Irish Traveller Movement to make this a reality.”

Kathleen Lynch Minister with responsibility around Equality, 25th of May 2011