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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C
Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Residents' vehicles on Rockville Drive block the entrance into the site earmarked for survivors of the Carrickmines fire
# Poll
Most people don't want Travellers living in their community
The latest Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll also finds that most people agree with residents opposing a temporary halting site in south Dublin.

A POLL HAS found that more than half of people in Ireland would oppose the accommodation of Travellers in their community.

The latest Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll has found that 56% of people would oppose Traveller accommodation in their community.

Just 28% indicated that they would not oppose Travellers being accommodated in their area, while 16% say they don’t know.

The poll result comes amid an ongoing stand-off in Carrickmines over proposals to build a temporary halting site to accommodate Travellers impacted by the tragic fire in south Dublin over a week ago which left 10 people dead.

Local authority officials are still trying to convince a group of residents on Rockville Drive to allow contractors access to a proposed temporary halting site to house the families.

The same poll found that 52% of people agree with the residents who are opposing the establishment of the temporary halting site, while 28% disagree and 20% say they don’t know.

Among those opposed to Travellers being accommodated in their community, opposition is stronger among men than women (61%-52%).

People aged 25 to 34 (60%) are more likely to oppose Travellers being accommodated in their community than those aged 55 and over (53%).

More people in the ABC1 social class are more opposed to Travellers being accommodated in their community than people in the C2DEF class, the poll also finds.

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