Friday 15 December 2017

Letters: Stop discrimination against Travellers

Seamus Heaney: ‘improve society’
Seamus Heaney: ‘improve society’

* As we enter the new year, I am reminded of something Seamus Heaney said in an interview: "I believe we are put here to improve civilisation."

Of course in Ireland, much has improved for the better, but some things stay the same and there are some awful abuses of human rights that make one ashamed. And like in so many countries, the poor, the homeless, the disabled and the prisoners will always be marginalised.

But top of my list for blatant discrimination by the State is the treatment of Travellers and refugees and asylum-seekers living in direct provision.

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