Travellers in Northern Ireland and the NI Human Rights Commission

diy01

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BBC News describes a new report by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission which once again portrays Travellers as victims of racial discrimination, societal indifference and neglect.

A quote by chief commissioner Les Allemby caught my eye:

[Travellers face] "the unpalatable choice of living in poor conditions to retain their culture or moving into standard social housing at the expense of their way of life".
What does this actually mean? Aren't authorities making excuses for a self-imposed way of living. Some would simply consider such people 'trailer trash'.

A traveller interviewed during the course of the investigation told the commission that "all travellers are square pegs and (the public authorities) are trying to place them into round holes".

Another traveller said that those in the community can feel isolated when they move into a house.
"There's nothing to do... you walk out the door of a caravan everybody's there, but you walk out the door of a house and there's nobody there."
There are around 4,000 Travellers in the North, according to a 2010 estimate. Are they mostly concentrated in a few areas, like in the South? (Rathkeale, Tuam)
 


razorblade

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No actually its the other way around its travellers themselves who choose to segregate themselves from the rest of Society and who get involved in criminal behaviour which rightly doesn't go down well with most people but hey what else would you expect by a government funded human rights organisation.
 

Gin Soaked

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Caravans are sh1t compared to houses. On any objective analysis.

Travellers choose to live in sh1t conditions if they choose to live in Caravans. Even well served halting sites will be very inferior.
 

hollandia

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BBC News describes a new report by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission which once again portrays Travellers as victims of racial discrimination, societal indifference and neglect.

A quote by chief commissioner Les Allemby caught my eye:



What does this actually mean? Aren't authorities making excuses for a self-imposed way of living. Some would simply consider such people 'trailer trash'.



There are around 4,000 Travellers in the North, according to a 2010 estimate. Are they mostly concentrated in a few areas, like in the South? (Rathkeale, Tuam)
Must have been a busy meeting at National Party HQ, last night.
 


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