Malachy Conlon

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Malachy Conlon (died 27 March 1950) was a nationalist politician in Ireland.

Conlon strongly believed that there was a need for a membership organisation linking nationalists in Northern Ireland. He pursued this theme during his campaign for the Nationalist Party in South Armagh at the Northern Ireland general election, 1945.[1] During the campaign, which he fought against a Northern Ireland Labour Party incumbent, he stressed the importance of Christianity to Irish identity and contrasted this with what he described as the "flag of the communist Jew".[2]

Following his election, Conlon worked with Eddie McAteer to found the Irish Anti-Partition League in November 1945, and was appointed its full-time Secretary.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brendan Lynn, Holding the Ground: The Nationalist Party in Northern Ireland, 1945 - 72 (1997), ISBN 1-85521-980-8
  2. ^ Graham Walker, A History of the Ulster Unionist Party
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Paddy Agnew
Member of Parliament for South Armagh
1945 – 1950
Succeeded by
Charles McGleenan