Eamonn Melaugh

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Eamonn Melaugh (born 4 July 1933) is a socialist, campaigner and political activist from Derry. He married Mary (May) McLaughlin in 1956 and they had 4 daughters and 7 sons.[1] He helped found the Derry Housing Action Committee(DHAC)[2][3] and the Derry Unemployment Action Committee (DUAC)[4] which campaigned for jobs and housing for the predominantly catholic people of Derry city who were being discriminated against by the Unionist controlled corporation. [5] As a result, Melaugh and the DHAC became involved with the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association in the late 1960s.[6] As a result, he contributed evidence to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.[7] Eamonn has been a keen amateur photographer.

He is an active party member[8] and ran as a candidate for the Workers' Party of Ireland[9] and its predecessor Republican Clubs/Official Sinn Féin in various elections in the Foyle constituency.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ Eamonn Melaugh THE ACTION WITH EFFECT DERRY (U.K)
  2. ^ Derry Housing Action Committee Irish Civil Rights Cumann Frithdheighilte Na h-Éireann/Irish Anti-Partition League.
  3. ^ Hastings, Max (1970). Barricades in Belfast: the fight for civil rights in Northern Ireland. Taplinger Publishing. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-8008-0665-1. 
  4. ^ Stout, Angela Kathryn; Richard Alan Dello Buono; William J. Chambliss (2004). Social problems, law, and society. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 352. ISBN 978-0-7425-4207-5. 
  5. ^ Eamonn Melaugh Photographer CAIN Archive
  6. ^ McMahon, Seán (1997). A short history of Ireland. Dufour Editions. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-8023-1319-5. 
  7. ^ Bloody Sunday Report Archived 3 November 2010 at the UK Government Web Archive Volume 5, Chapter 86
  8. ^ Presentation to Eamonn Melaugh Annual Northern Ireland regional conference of the Workers Party, Belfast, 4 October 2008
  9. ^ Foyle Elections 1983 - 1992 Nicholas Whyte (www.ark.co.uk)
  10. ^ Foyle Elections 1973 - 1983 Nicholas Whyte (www.ark.co.uk)
  11. ^ Eamonn Melaugh Electoral history www.electionsireland.org
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