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

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

Time for mixed housing estates

Irish News Editorial – 23/06/08 The debate over housing in Northern Ireland has changed beyond recog-nition since the injustices which forced Austin Currie and others into a dramatic intervention 40 years ago this week. Back in 1968 many unionist-controlled district councils were able to routinely discriminate against Catholics during the allocation of public authority homes. … Read more