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.


The Yellow Flag Programme is a fantastic initiative which seeks to bring the issues of interculturalism, equality and diversity into the whole-school programme and allows schools to apply them to the day to day running of the school. Moreover, Yellow Flag also promotes the idea of parents and the community working in conjunction with students and educators in order to ensure that the benefits of the programme are not just confined to the classroom.

Aodhan O'Riordan Labour Party TD