The Murder of Seamus Ludlow in County Louth, May 1976. Towards a public inquiry?







3 July 2002 - The Irish Attorney General has directed the Coroner for County Louth to hold a fresh inquest into the death of Seamus Ludlow.  . . . . Please return for updates and important developments.    This photograph of Seamus Ludlow was taken later in his life.This is a youthful photograph of Seamus Ludlow, taken several years before his murder.This memorial stone marks the place where the dead body of Seamus Ludlow was discovered on Sunday 2nd. May, 1976. This new stone recently replaced another stone.




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BBC News online, 28 February 2003:

Troubles victims fund set up

Dublin and Monaghan bombings: 33 died in Troubles' bloodiest day

Dublin and Monaghan bombings: 33 died in Troubles' bloodiest day

A 2m fund for relatives of victims of the Troubles has been set up by the Irish Government.

The money will be allocated to people in the Irish Republic.

The fund is one of the Irish Government's obligations under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

Among those expected to benefit are relatives of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings and the Dublin and Dundalk bombings in 1972.

The money will be distributed through a Remembrance Fund Commission which is due to be established on a statutory basis shortly.

The Justice for the Forgotten group, which represents relatives of those killed in Dublin and Monaghan, welcomed the fund.

Margaret Urwin of the group said she was delighted by the news.


"We have fought for this for three and a half years and we have lobbied politicians across all the parties," she said.

"Reams and reams of paper have gone between our group and the Department for Justice. We have really kept the pressure on.

"Certainly we are welcoming it, we are really delighted about it."

The three car bombs which detonated in Dublin and Monaghan on 17 May 1974 caused the biggest loss of life on a single day in the course of the Troubles.

Two bombs exploded in Dublin, killing 26 people including a pregnant woman.

Ninety minutes later another exploded in the border town of Monaghan killing seven people. Over 200 people were injured.


Magill Magazine, September 2002: The Truth Trickles Out   Mystery has always surrounded the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings. An independent inquiry has been set up to look at the events surrounding the attacks, and the bombing of Dundalk the following year. Donall O Maolfabhail reports on its likely findings.

The Dundalk Democrat, 21 September 2002: Barron investigations lead to public inquiry into Dundalk bombing

The Dundalk Democrat, 21 December 2002:  Nearly 30 years on from Dundalk bombing and the fight for justice continues

The Dundalk Democrat, 04 January 2003: A photograph of Joe Tiernan's book launch in Dundalk. (See above Dundalk Democrat 21 December 2002)

The Sunday Times, January 12, 2003: Army 'link' to Dublin bombings

RM Distribution, 13 January 2003: Dublin/Monaghan bombs came from British Army - report

Sunday Business Post, 19 January 2003: Dublin-Monaghan: will the truth finally out?

Ulster Television News online, 27 February, 2003: Irish justice group 'furious' over Barron Inquiry

The Irish Examiner online edition, 27 February 2003: Group calls for new Dublin-Monaghan bombings inquiry

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