Free Air Fares

  laurie53 06:42 06 Aug 2009
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Romas are returning to Ulster.

click here

"Their airfares were paid for by the Housing Executive"

Why?

Are UK citizens forced`out during the Troubles getting the same offer?

  Al94 11:26 06 Aug 2009

The story is correct, what they mean is that these Romas funded their own return to the Province, when they left after alleged intimidation, the one way flights were paid for by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. I have no doubt there was some intimidation but it was blown up out of all proportion and, I am led to believe, followed a spate of theft of clothing from clothes lines of local residents where these Romas lived. Many (some would say the majority) of these Romas make a living from begging on the streets. The cynic in me says they got a part funded trip home to see relatives over the summer!

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