EVENT: CIVIL RIGHTS COMMEMORATION CONCERT.

1968-2008 with KARAN CASEY ANDY IRVINE LEN GRAHAM NIAMH PARSONS FINTAN VALLELY EUGENE Mc ELDOWNEY TOMMY SANDS AND FAMILY THE LIFFEYSIDERS FOLK BAND and SPECIAL GUESTS Thursday, 18 September, 7.30 p.m., Liberty Hall, Dublin. Tickets €15 Book at www.centralticketbureau.com or tel. 0818205205 Also: ‘CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW’ PUBLIC MEETING LIBERTY HALL Thursday, 16 October, … 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

Protest at Caledon was a ‘catalyst for change’

By John Manley Irish News 23/06/08 THE SDLP was always the “party of housing”, social development minister Margaret Ritchie told a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Caledon protest. Entitled ‘Housing Rights for All’, the event at Armagh City Hotel on Saturday was addressed by the key participant in the protest, Austin Currie. … Read more

Housing Conference Report

Report From the Irish News: Event to mark 40 years since Caledon protest By Claire Simpson – 21/06/08 THE 40th anniversary of the one of the pivotal events in the fight for civil rights in the north is being marked at a conference in Armagh city today. In 1968 Nationalist MP Austin Currie squatted in … Read more