The Celtic League, 31 January
CELTIC LEAGUE - PRESS INFORMATION
LUDLOW MURDER - PROPOSALS SOON
The Department of Justice, in Dublin, has said that the Minister for
Justice John O'Donoghue, TD "hopes to put proposals to...the Irish
Government as soon as possible" to end the impasse over an enquiry
into the murder of Sťamus Ludlow.
The Celtic League had added its voice to calls for an independent
enquiry into the murder of the Co. Louth forestry worker in 1976.
Mr. Ludlow was killed in an apparently sectarian attack by a Loyalist
paramilitary gang. Controversy has surrounded to brutal killing for
many years and there is believed to have been knowledge of or complicity
in the killing by the British Security Services.
Following requests from the Ludlow family, the Celtic League wrote
to the Irish Premier, Bertie Ahern, backing calls for a public enquiry
in line with their wishes. Parallel correspondence to the Northern
Secretary querying the extent of British Security Services collusion
prompted an ambivalent response via the RUC.
It is hoped that the Irish government will move soon to resolve the
inertia around the case.
The Celtic League has branches in the six Celtic Countries of the
western British Isles and Brittany. It works to promote cooperation
between these countries and campaigns on a broad range of political,
cultural and environmental matters. It targets human rights abuse
and monitors all military activity within these areas
TEL (UK)01624 627128 MOBILE (UK)04624 491609
Internet site at http://www.manxman.co.im/cleague/index.html
See also the following statements from the Celtic League:
LOUTH MURDER - ENQUIRY CALL SUPPORT -
LUDLOW MURDER DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT -
No.362 MINISTER EVASIVE ON LUDLOW QUERY
No.346 LUDLOW - GOVT URGED TO HEED ENQUIRY
CALL - 4/30/2001
No.164 MURDER GANG ENQUIRY CALL -
© 2003 the Ludlow family. All rights reserved.
Revised: January 12, 2003