One third of Travellers say they've no trust in Gardaí, according to a new report.
The study carried out by the University of Limerick, heard from one in every 100 Travellers in the country.
The report looked at Irish Travellers' view of the criminal justice system and found 91 percent feel disrespected by Gardaí.
Many felt they've been racially profiled by members of the force and made to feel like 'the lowest of the low'.
One fifth were arrested within the 18 month period the survey was carried out.
Under half - 45 per cent - said they had been victims of crime, and a third of people who reported it to Gardaí felt their case wasn't taken seriously.
Among the reports recommendations are an explicit ban on profiling, along with an independent investigation into Garda failures to respond to crimes against Travellers.