Wednesday April 8, 2020

For Travellers, prejudice is an insidious killer

The fact Peter Casey, a presidential candidate, was able to resonate so widely by trading in prejudice should surprise no one

11th November, 2018
Peter Casey

One of my earliest political memories was of a flyer coming through the door of our home in Dublin during the 1980s. My parents were invited to a residents’ meeting objecting to a proposed Traveller halting site.

As a teenager I had never met a Traveller. But it was clear that they were bad and the well-heeled people of Leopardstown didn’t want them as neighbours.

And so it goes. This is how...

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