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League's AGM Supports the Ludlow family.
following statement was issued by Mr Bernard Moffatt, on behalf of the Celtic
League, on 28 July 2002, following the organization's Annual General Meeting.
Ludlow family has appreciated the tremendous support that Mr Moffatt and the
Celtic League have given to their campaign for quite some time, and it is
heartening to see that this support is continuing.
statements from the Celtic League can be accessed from the links below.
Celtic League, 28 July 2002:
CELTIC LEAGUE PRESS
LOUTH MURDER - ENQUIRY CALL SUPPORT
Developments in the campaign of a Co. Louth family to uncover the truth
surrounding the murder of one of their relatives were reported to the AGM of the
Celtic League held on the Isle of Man this weekend.
The League have been supporting calls by the family of Co. Louth forestry
worker, Seamus Ludlow, to establish a full independent public enquiry into his
murder in 1976.
The League Secretary General, Bernard Moffatt, said there were substantial
allegations that the murder was committed by a loyalist murder gang which may
have had links to British Security Services in the North of Ireland.
He outlined recent developments which included the recent decision by the Irish
Attorney General to instruct the Co. Louth Coroner to hold an inquest.
It was agreed that the League would continue its support for the Ludlow family
and correspondence already sent to Irish government Ministers would be followed
The following resolution was adopted:
"This AGM: Whilst welcoming the decision of Attorney General, Rory Brady,
to instruct the Coroner for County Louth, Mr. Ronan Maguire BL, to hold an
inquest into the death of Seamus Ludlow, the Celtic League reiterates its
support for the Ludlow families request for a full and independent public
J B Moffatt
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Statements from the Celtic League
No.164 MURDER GANG ENQUIRY CALL -
No.239 LUDLOW MURDER - PROPOSALS SOON -
No.346 LUDLOW - GOVT URGED TO HEED
ENQUIRY CALL - 4/30/2001
No.362 MINISTER EVASIVE ON LUDLOW QUERY
MURDER DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT - 07/17/02
AMBASSADOR WAIVES IMMUNITY IN McKEVITT CASE - 09/14/02
AHERN LUDLOW MURDER RESPONSE DISAPPOINTING - 09/21/02
BRITISH COMMITTED TO COOPERATE IN QUEST FOR "ANSWERS" SAYS AMBASSADOR
KILLING - ANOTHER STEP ON THE ROAD TO JUSTICE? - 03/08/2003
Argus, 27 August 1976:
Inquest hears of North Louth shooting
County of Intrigue (1979) by the late Michael Cunningham: Quoting from
Mr. Cunningham's account of his private investigation of Seamus Ludlow's murder.
Argus, special report 30 August 1985: On
May 1st 1974, a forestry worker left his home to go for a drink: the following
day his bullet riddled body was found. Nine years later we ask: WHO KILLED
Irish Independent, 19 July 2002: Fresh
inquest into death of murdered man
Irish News, 19 July 2002: Family
welcome inquest 26 years after murder
Irish Times, 19 July 2002: New inquest
ordered into Louth man's death
Dundalk Democrat, 20 July 2002: Second
inquest to be held into the death of Seamus Ludlow
Irish Examiner Online - Breaking News,
29 July 2002: Call
for public inquiry into 1976 murder
Irish News, 5 March 2003: Family's
wait for murder file over
Dundalk Democrat, 8 March 2003: Ludlow
murder: files to be made available