- 31 Aug 17
John Connors, star of Love Hate and Cardboard Gangsters, and Hot Press’ Adrienne Murphy, tackle the propaganda and stigma surrounding the travelling community and also autism.
The pair will discuss matters close to their hears in a panel, 'Myths & Minorities: The State Has Let Us All Down', at 4pm on Saturday, September 2.
- John Connors has debunked the State-sponsored propaganda that Travellers are dispossessed people from the Famine (ie failed settled people) and uncovered, through DNA testing, that Travellers are in fact the last vestiges of pre-colonialist Gaelic society, which was nomadic. The 'dispossessed Famine victims' myth has been used by the State to justify the ongoing destruction of the Travellers' indigenous way of life.