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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.

Residents' vehicles on Rockville Drive block the entrance into the site earmarked for survivors of the Carrickmines fire
Residents' vehicles on Rockville Drive block the entrance into the site earmarked for survivors of the Carrickmines fire
Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie

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.

Opinion: Carrickmines tragedy shows we all have empathy, but it gives way when it comes close to our backyard

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