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John Lynch in his home in Bray, Co Wicklow, with a framed photograph of his brother Jimmy who died in the Carrickmines fire where 10 perished. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

John Lynch lost 10 members of his family in a fire at a temporary halting site in Carrickmines last month and fears for the safety of his children and(...)

Members of the Southside Travellers Action Group and the Irish Traveller Movement lay a wreath at the site of the Carrickmines fire tragedy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mick Connors was seven on Saturday. He and his baby brother Tom (4) are the only members of their family to survive the Carrickmines fire tragedy on O(...)

The entrance to the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council Ballyogan Depot car park, on the Ballyogan Road, where a temporary halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire is being set up. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The 15 people left homeless by the Carrickmines fire in south Dublin earlier this month have moved into a temporary site provided for them by Dún Laog(...)

The entrance to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Ballyogan depot car park, on the Ballyogan Road where a temporary halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire is being set up. The survivors are expected to move in next Sunday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Amid scenes of unspeakable sadness outside two churches this week, many members of the Traveller community were reluctant to express their anger. “It(...)

A horse-drawn hearse draws the remains of a member of the Connors family to  Crosstown Cemetery, Wexford town, October 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A lone piper announced the emergence of five coffins from the Church of the Annunciation on Wexford’s Bride Street on Friday afternoon as a soft rain (...)

The scene at the funerals of Thomas and Sylvia Connors and their children Christopher, Jim and baby Mary at the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The deaths of 10 people, including five children, at a temporary halting site two weeks ago must be a “watershed moment” in relations between the Trav(...)

Rockville Drive where the proposed site to house Travellers is located at the end of the road. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Carrickmines residents will today meet officials from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for a seventh time amid continuing disagreement over the l(...)

Mourners carry the coffins of Tara Gilbert, her daughters Jodie (9) and Kelsey (4) and her partner’s Willy Lynch (all pictured on right) at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Bray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Pope Francis was among those who sent his condolences to funeral of five of those who died in a fire in Carrickmines, Dublin 10 days ago. Over 1,000 m(...)

Flowers left at the site of the fire that claimed 10 lives on the Glenamuck Road, Carrickmines. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some €282 million allocated for Traveller accommodation over the last decade has not been spent by local authorities, Minister for State with Responsi(...)

A candlelight vigil for the 10  people who lost their lives at Glenamuck halting site fire in Carrickmines,Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Details of the funerals of the 10 people who died in a fire at a temporary halting site last weekend are beginning to emerge, with the first to take p(...)

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