Irish Travelers open up about lifestyle, parenting, and fear of D.S.S. taking children


COVERAGE YOU CAN COUNT ON BEGINS WITH A COMMUNITY DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS. ONLY DAYS AFTER D-S-S SHOWED UP AT A MURPHY VILLAGE HOME, ONE FAMILY ONLY DAYS AFTER D-S-S SHOWED UP AT A MURPHY VILLAGE HOME, ONE FAMILY IS OPENING UP ABOUT THE SECLUDED LIFE THEY ARE LIVING IN FEAR OF LOSING THEIR CHILDREN. NEWS CHANNEL 6’S STEFANY BORNMAN IS HERE WITH THE LATEST ON THIS NEWS CHANNEL 6’S STEFANY BORNMAN IS HERE WITH THE LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. SINCE SOCIAL SERVICES TOOK 6 MINORS FROM MURPHY VILLAGE, SINCE SOCIAL SERVICES TOOK 6 MINORS FROM MURPHY VILLAGE, STEPHANIE MULHOLLAND SAY MANY FAMILIES HAVE LEFT THE STATE IN ORDER TO PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN. NOW SHE WANTS THE WORLD TO KNOW THE TYPE OF MOTHERS, THE IRISH TRAVELERS ARE. STEPHANIE MULHOLLAND SAYS WHEN SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS SHOWED UP AT HER DOOR, WITH THE INTENTION OF TAKING HER 11-YEAR-OLD, THEY LEFT EMPTY HANDED. SOT: STEPHANIE MULHOLLAND “THAT’S MY WHOLE WORLD AND WITHOUT HER I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO.” MULHOLLAND SAYS D-S-S HAS RUN HER FAMILY FROM THEIR HOME IN MURPHY VILLAGE. SOT: STEPHANIE MULHOLLAND “I’M AFRAID TO STAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA BECAUSE I’M AFRAID THEY WILL PULL UP AT ANY MINUTE.” THE MULHOLLANDS HAVE BEEN STAYING IN HOTELS IN THE AREA, BUT LANDIRE’S MEDICAL CONDITIONS, WHICH INCLUDE BLADDER AND COLON PROBLEMS, ARE PART OF THE REASON THEY CAN’T COMPLETLY LEAVE TOWN. SOT: STEPHANIE MULHOLLAND “AND I JUST WANT TO SHOW EVERYBODY THIS IS A DAILY WAY OF LIVING.” THIS MOTHER SAYS THE IRISH TRAVELER CULTURE IS BIG ON FAMILY VALUES AND FAITH. SHE SAYS THE WOMEN RARELY LET THEIR CHILDREN OUT OF THEIR SIGHT. BUT LIKE HER DAUGHTER, THOSE GIRLS IN THE STATE’S CUSTODY HAVE NEVER KNOWN A LIFE WITHOUT THEIR FAMILY OR FRIENDS. SOT: LANDRIE MULHOLLAND “I JUST MISS BEING THERE AND I MISS PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS. YOU CAN’T GO OUTSIDE BECAUSE YOU’RE SCARED. I MISS IT.” MULHOLLAND SAYS TRAVELERS TEACH THEIR CHILDREN RIGHT FROM WRONG, JUST LIKE ANY PARENT. SOT: LANDRIE MULHOLLAND “TIMEOUTS OR TAKE HER TV AWAY. TAKE HER COMPUTER AWAY, HER PHONE. SOMETHING THAT SHE LIKES HER IPAD. WHILE THE TRAVELERS LIFESTYLE MAY BE DIFFERENT, MULHOLLAND SAYS THEY ARE STILL PEOPLE AND SHOULD RECIEVE FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT. SOT: LANDRIE MULHOLLAND “WE ARE GOING TO STANDUP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT AND FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN. NO MATTER WHAT.” FOR NOW THE MULHOLLAND’S DON’T PLAN TO RETURN TO THEIR HOME IN MURPHY VILLAGE, BUT SAY NEIGHBORS CALLED THEM TO SAY DSS WAS THERE AGAIN TODAY. THE FAMILIES OF THE 5 GIRLS WHO WERE REMOVED BY D-S-S ARE SET TO APPEAR IN COURT LATER THIS WEEK. WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO D-S-S SEVERAL TIMES, BUT A SPOKESPERSON SAYS THEY CAN’T DISCUSS SPECIFIC CASES. JENNIE

25 thoughts on “Irish Travelers open up about lifestyle, parenting, and fear of D.S.S. taking children

  1. Lol. Her last name is Mulholland. The Irish natives are getting pissed because we're not from the mainland. Fuck off. Like it or not, it's still our heritage. Yes, we're Americans but our families came from Ireland. That simple.

  2. But DSS doesn’t take kids from mothers that use puberty inhibitors to turn prepubescent boys into girls. Ask why

  3. expel any Irish travelers you have
    to begin with, they are a different ethno group, they are not really Irish,
    further, they are a bunch of criminals and thieves the lot of them

  4. Hey Bronson you ain't getting no money you worked your back off for nothing thanks for the free labor and besides we knew you wasn't loyal so we decided to just have you work for free and you ended up working your back off for me night and day for weeks and you ended up getting nothing not one penny so like I say thanks again for being my slave for free all that work and didn't make a dime Mann any ways be careful

  5. We made a mistake letting these people to stay at our hotel. They trashed the rooms. They didn’t pay us. They wouldn’t leave a CC for incidentals. They’re scam artists. They would receive tons of packages every day from different stores.

  6. I can tell by looking at them they are ethnically Irish by blood. Their faces tell me that. Are they "Irish" no they are American, they are Southern and should be left alone. If they scam you. That's your fault.

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