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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Revised: March 10, 2003 .

Celtic League's AGM Supports the Ludlow family.

The 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.

The 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.

Previous statements from the Celtic League can be accessed from the links below.

The Celtic League, 28 July 2002: 

CELTIC LEAGUE PRESS INFORMATION

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 up.

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 enquiry."


J B Moffatt

Secretary General

Celtic League.

28/07/02

The Celtic League has branches in the six Celtic Countries. It works to promote cooperation between these countries and campaigns on a broad range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It focuses on human rights abuse and civil liberty issues and also monitors the impact of military activity.

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Previous Statements from the Celtic League

No.164  MURDER GANG ENQUIRY CALL - 10/30/2000

No.239  LUDLOW MURDER - PROPOSALS SOON - 2/1/2001

No.346  LUDLOW - GOVT URGED TO HEED ENQUIRY CALL - 4/30/2001

No.362  MINISTER EVASIVE ON LUDLOW QUERY - 5/15/2001

LUDLOW MURDER DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT - 07/17/02 

More recent statements:

BRITISH 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 - 10/17/02

LUDLOW KILLING - ANOTHER STEP ON THE ROAD TO JUSTICE? - 03/08/2003

                                Press Reports

The Argus, 27 August 1976: Inquest hears of North Louth shooting

Monaghan County of Intrigue (1979) by the late Michael Cunningham: Quoting from Mr. Cunningham's account of his private investigation of Seamus Ludlow's murder. 

The 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 SEAMUS LUDLOW?

The Irish Independent, 19 July 2002: Fresh inquest into death of murdered man

The Irish News, 19 July 2002: Family welcome inquest 26 years after murder

The Irish Times, 19 July 2002: New inquest ordered into Louth man's death

The Dundalk Democrat, 20 July 2002: Second inquest to be held into the death of Seamus Ludlow

The Irish Examiner Online - Breaking News, 29 July 2002: Call for public inquiry into 1976 murder

The Irish News, 5 March 2003: Family's wait for murder file over

The Dundalk Democrat, 8 March 2003: Ludlow murder: files to be made available

 

 

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