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Sarah Jane Dunne: Residents' 'victory' over Travellers is a sad day for equality in Ireland

To end descrimination, people must educate themselves on the Travelling community, writes Sarah Jane Dunne

Sarah Jane Dunne

Published 25/10/2015 | 02:30

DEVASTATED: Sarah Jane Dunne, daughter of Traveller music legend Pecker Dunne is disgusted by residents’ protest
DEVASTATED: Sarah Jane Dunne, daughter of Traveller music legend Pecker Dunne is disgusted by residents’ protest

Like everyone in the Travelling and the settled community, I was horrified to hear the news of the tragic fire in Carrickmines which claimed the lives of 10 people from my community. The feelings of shock deepened when we learned that so many children had lost their lives.

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I am currently living in the UK, but I was reading those terrible reports online about this awful event in the hours after it happened.

But in the week that those who died were laid to rest, I think the aftermath of events, involving family members of those affected by the tragedy, indicates the seriousness of the discrimination faced by the Travelling community in Ireland.

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