Eamonn Melaugh

Male, Person

1933 –


Who is Eamonn Melaugh?

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

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

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on July 23, 2013


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