Robinson criticises plan to merge human rights bodies

Robinson criticises plan to merge human rights bodies Mary Robinson: human rights bodies “need to be invigorated” SUSAN McKAY IRISH TIMES 25 AUGUST 2008 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT COMMEMORATION: FORMER PRESIDENT Mary Robinson has sharply criticised a Government proposal to merge a number of human rights agencies. Speaking yesterday, she said bodies like the Equality Authority … Read more

Presentations From The Summer School

Below are copies of some of the presentations from the McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School. Please note they are available in both Powerpoint and PDF formats. For printing and ease of use the PDF is probably the best one to download. Seamus McAleavey, NICVA, Poverty In Northern Ireland: poverty-presentation(powerpoint) poverty-presentation(PDF) Racism in the North of … Read more

SPEECH BY BRID RODGERS TO MCCLUSKEY SUMMER SCHOOL 23 AUGUST 2008 CARLINGFORD

Coming to live in Northern Ireland in 1960 was for me a culture shock. My first experience of democracy Northern Ireland style was when I went to vote.  The choice was between abstentionist republican, labour and Ulster unionist.  Seeing abstentionism as a wasted vote I had decided to vote labour.  On presenting my voting card … Read more

Event: THE McCLUSKEY CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMER SCHOOL

“40 Years On – The Civil Rights Challenges in Ireland Today – Tackling Poverty, Sectarianism, Racism and Inequality” Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 August 2008 in Holy Trinity Church, Carlingford, Co Louth Speakers include: Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland Bernadette McAliskey Michael Farrell Brid Rodgers and others from the political and voluntary sectors North … Read more