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Sympathy is short-lived for Travellers after deadly fire, NY Times reports

Few issues divide Irish society like attitudes toward Travellers, the New York Times has said

30th October, 2015
Elizebeth Wall lights a candle at a candle light vigil in Carrickmines. Pic: Rollings News

The New York Times has reported that sympathy for the victims of the Carrickmines fire has not been extended to the survivors.

The newspaper said: "When the local government sought to set up emergency accommodations nearby for the 15 survivors of the fire, residents of the area blocked access to the proposed site, claiming that it was unsuitable and that they did not believe promises that the presence of the travellers would be temporary.

"Days after...

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