Travellers most discriminated group in Ireland.



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I mean, why is this news to anyone?

Disproportionate number of Travellers in prison population
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/disproportionate-number-of-travellers-in-prison-population-1.3263524
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Travellers make up 0.6 per cent of the population yet account for 10 per cent of the male prisoner population and 22 per cent of the female prison population.
In Castlerea prison, in Co Roscommon, over 50 per cent of prisoners are Travellers, according to figures presented at a conference in Dublin on Friday...
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Vivian Geiran, director of the Probation Service, said the issue of Travellers in the criminal justice system had been “under the radar” up to now. “The critical factor in knowing about the over-representation of Travellers in the system is gathering robust data. We have started to do that since last year. We are finding that almost 10 per cent of the people under probation supervision are Travellers, so it’s hugely significant . . . The reasons why, it’s something that needs a lot more research.
 

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That's the same with any 'backward' society. But we can change things if we empower the women.
Education is the only thing that will change them. But the older generation fear that. The old days of schooling Travelers involved feeding them with bread and milk and segregating them like telling them who they are and what they are was a lie so they turned against education. They viewed it as a weapon of the state. they are the last ones to change. Trying to hold on to a dying lifestyle. And all it's doing is holding them back. Today's Travellers view education completely different. Especially Travellers that have settled down. But more so with the Travellers that have moved abroad and receive equal status in society....... Education is the answer. The majority of Travellers now just buy their own homes or just purchase their own land. So the ones that are left behind are the poorest in the community. And they're the ones that get the most media
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/just-9-of-settled-people-would-want-a-traveller-marrying-into-family-1.3244131?mode=amp




Seems that racism is well enshrined and institutionalized. Having met many of the travelling community in Cork and worked alongside them in anti-water charge activism I've never had a bad experience. Certainly different, but not in any way that would have made me think any of the above things. Are these poll results vindicated? What do members of stormfront.ie think?
Yes, I'd say discriminated for, in accommodating their culture, not discriminated against.

A recent funeral took place and the "travelling community" wanted right or wrong for the burial to take place in the new cemetery. Only problem was, that there are rules in the new cemetery regarding the size of memorials with a view towards making them all of similar size. This couldn't be accepted by them. There is a traveller memorial in the old cemetery which knowledgeable people cost at €70K for instance.

Anyway, the local council capitulated and the travellers are going to get their huge memorial. If it was me, the family would be in the high court if they tried that bullshít. That's the kind of discrimination that goes on here. Travellers rule OK.
 

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Travellers and their representative bodies may believe that travellers are the most discriminated group in Ireland however, imo, the PAYE worker is the most discriminated group in Ireland. Everyone else screws them.
 

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It would seem that our government thinks travelers should be able to bypass democracy now - how discriminated is that????

So "settled people" - those pesky tax payers who typically pay for everything they own - are potentially to be excluded from objections against the local authorities halving the value of their homes over-night by developing traveler accommodation.

 

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It would seem that our government thinks travelers should be able to bypass democracy now - how discriminated is that????

So "settled people" - those pesky tax payers who typically pay for everything they own - are potentially to be excluded from objections against the local authorities halving the value of their homes over-night by developing traveler accommodation.

That'll be a sure fire vote loser.
 

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It would seem that our government thinks travelers should be able to bypass democracy now - how discriminated is that????

So "settled people" - those pesky tax payers who typically pay for everything they own - are potentially to be excluded from objections against the local authorities halving the value of their homes over-night by developing traveler accommodation.

Traveller specific accommodation is not compatible with suburbia or urban areas. And a reckless waste of resources.

If there was any confidence that these families could live quietly like their neighbours, then fine, but there is none.and we know nothing will be done if they create mayhem and intimidate locals.
 

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Let travellers be travellers , they must go back to traditional caravans and horses moving with tha weather. setting up a halting sites but they must move on as Old Christy would say every two weeks, No 4WD... its not part of the culture. Years ago the travellers had more respect, worked harder than this so called bunch of self entitled mob today. why? they did not have every Tom , Dick and Harry telling them they were oppressed, discriminated against etc. The same culture has got inside a part of the non working class who have now become an underclass. get out and work
 

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