Monday 20 November 2017

O'Doherty: Could we not come together as fellow citizens?

Compassion: A candle lit vigil for the Carrickmines victims
Compassion: A candle lit vigil for the Carrickmines victims
Hors d'ouevres pain: Jennifer Connell

There are some uncomfortable truths which must be confronted following last week's fire in the Carrickmines halting site.

The first which should be acknowledged is that there was undeniably a more muted reaction to the tragedy than there would have been if it was 10 settled people who had died in the fire.

Browsing through Twitter on Sunday was actually a rather depressing experience - not because of any abuse being levelled at the victims but because there was so little reaction at all.

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