UK Holiday Firm Had ‘Undesirable Guests’ List of Irish Names

The list kept by Pontins, which was displayed on a staff intranet site, contained about 40 largely Irish names, including Cash, Delaney, Gallagher, Murphy and O’Brien

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FILE - This Nov. 5, 2020 file photo shows a sign for a Pontins holiday park. A chain of holiday parks in Britain kept an “undesirable guests” list of Irish surnames in an attempt to keep out members of the Irish Traveller community, the U.K. equalities watchdog said Tuesday March 2, 2021. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP, File)
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LONDON (AP) — A chain of holiday parks in Britain kept an “undesirable guests” list of Irish last names in an attempt to keep out members of the Irish Traveler community, the U.K. equalities watchdog said Tuesday. The list kept by Pontins, which was displayed on a staff intranet site, contained about 40 largely Irish names, including Cash, Delaney, Gallagher, Murphy and O’Brien. News of the list was broken by the i newspaper. Britain’s Equality…

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