Travellers group shocked, saddened and outraged at Councillor’s comments

first_img WhatsApp Travellers group shocked, saddened and outraged at Councillor’s comments Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary WhatsApp News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook The Donegal Travellers Project has said it is deeply shocked, saddened and outraged by the comments made by Donegal Councillor Sean Mc Eniff.The Fianna Fáil representative is opposed to the purchase of a house, by Donegal County Council, for social housing in Ballyshannon at a cost of 230-thousand euro for a traveller family.While insisting he is not racist, or a bigot Mr McEniff said that travellers should be isolated and put to live together.Hugh Friel, a representative of Donegal Travellers Project says Councillor McEniff’s comments have the potential to destroy their lives of the family in the locality as they go about their business or accessing services. schools, jobs or shops.Cllr Mc Eniff is a Director of Donegal Local Development Company and a member of Donegal County Council.Hugh Friel points out that hese bodies are responsible for the implementation of the EU Peace Programme and the Local Community Development Programme with a remit for building positive relationships across communities, promoting equality, and addressing social inclusion and disadvantage.Mr McEniff has been called on to consider his comments in the light of his role in the county.The Donegal Travellers Project says the councillor should now  apologise to the Traveller community and not repeat what they described as ‘these racist comments’ Twittercenter_img By News Highland – January 18, 2013 Google+ Google+ Previous articleMeat factory ceases production following burger testsNext articleDrumfries Community and Heritage centre gets major funding boost News Highland Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more