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- Travellers fighting back
- By Patricia McCarthy, Red & Black Revolution,
[13 November 1995]. Irish Travellers
[Roma, Gypsies] are a very small minority group in Ireland,
constituting less than 1% of the population. The population
structure of the Traveller community resembles that of a
third world country. Poor health status, compounded by
racist policies and practices, and exclusion from mainstream
society are the causes of this situation.
- Clergy deplore widening poverty gap
- By Andy Pollak, The Irish Times, 14 November
1995. THE Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI) has said
that the 1995 Budget and the Programme for Competitiveness
and Work have resulted in a dramatic widening of the gap
between poor people and the better-off in Irish
- A-Infos News Service, Workers Solidarity,
March 1999. The sex industry is expanding and is said to
gross millions of pounds per annum. In 1993, the Criminal
Law (Sexual Offences) Act criminalised soliciting and
kerbcrawling for the first time. Juvenile prostitution is
directly linked to homelessness.
- The Unemployed Workers' Group Ireland
(Dublin and Wicklow)
- By Seamas Carraher, 25 September 1999. The Unemployed
Workers Group here is a small group of people linked through
our areas into a struggling anti-poverty social movement. In
keeping with neo-liberal practice world-wide, we have
witnessed continued cuts in social expenditure.