Michael Fassbender’s words echo those spoken by Fr Dermot Lane two weeks ago. He asked if anything had changed in wider society’s relationship with the Traveller community since the Carrickmines fire, writes
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
Schoolboy, Paddy Flynn, has brought Traveller issues very much to the fore in recent weeks. In this edited extract from his PhD project, Trinity student and author , argues the Irish 'state' has and continues to be a 'cold house' for Irish Travellers and it is time to remedy that before making any exhortations to pride in our nation.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2016
A Fine Gael TD has lodged a formal complaint about Traveller advocates verbally abusing her on the grounds of Leinster House, after being left “visibly upset” and in “a state of shock” following the incident.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
A spokesperson for travellers living in South Dublin says the survivors of the Carrickmines halting site fire are happy with the location of the new emergency halting site, despite the lack of facilities.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
The deaths of 10 people at the Carrickmines Traveller halting site were awful. Dublin Castle will need to ensure what happened isn’t an echo of dispossession. If ever elected representatives and government agencies needed a reason to address deprived communities, then this is it.
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
As the old saying goes, it’s a long road without a turn, and for Messrs Frank Dunlop, Jim Kennedy, Liam Cosgrave, Don Lydon, Colm McGrath and Tony Fox that fateful bend arrived yesterday when the damning last chapter of the Mahon Tribunal on Planning and Payments was finally published.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013