Derry Housing Action Committee [D.H.A.C]

Click on an image to view the large version Originally published: Reality, No. 7, Centre Pages ’68      D.H.A.C.      ’69   On a cold February day last year four women and two young men sat in the Corporation Housing Dept. discussing the housing position in the city, and in particular the case of the four women … Read more

Dr. Conn and Mrs. Patricia McCluskey

Click photo to enlarge Dr. Conn and Mrs. Patricia McCluskey of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, were founders of the Campaign for Social Justice in N. Ireland. After extensive lobbying, in Tyrone and other counties, and despite several disappointments it was launched at a press conference in the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast on 14 January 1964. It … Read more

Historical Document – Banning Order

This “banning order” was delivered by the RUC to those named on the instructions of the Stormont Minister for Home Affairs who viewed these four men as being the prime organisers of Derry’s first official civil rights march. The late Sean (John) Gallagher was the chief marshall on the day. The three others named were … Read more

Cathy Harkin: An Appreciation

Please click on an image to view the large version… Cathy Harkin died on 22nd July, 1985 On her headstone are the words: “It was as brief as it was difficult.” Though the words were placed by Cathy in memory of her greatly loved mother, no words could better sum up Cathy’s own life. Cathy … Read more