The Murder of Seamus Ludlow in County Louth, May 1976. Towards a public inquiry?
Daily Ireland, 4 February 2005:
Dundalk angry at PM
Relatives of the 1975 Dundalk bomb victims are outraged at Tony Blair for ruling out an inquiry into alleged British security force collusion with loyalists at the time of the pub blast.
In a letter to Bertie Ahern, Mr Blair ruled out an inquiry into the 1970s bombings in Dundalk, Dublin and Monaghan.
Maura McKeever, whose father Jack Rooney was killed in the dundalk blast, said, "I am really disappointed that Tony Blair has not made a better effort to accommodate us."
Another man, Hugh Watters, also died when the car bomb exploded outside Kay's Tavern in the Co Louth town's Crowe Street.
Mrs McKeever said, "We are waiting 30 years for answers and I can't see why there will not be a full inquiry into the bombing."
She added, "I have no doubt that there was collusion behind the Dundalk bomb. There has been a cover-up.
"I don't think the people who carried out the bombing will be brought to justice.
"However, I'd like to see the names of the people higher up who ordered the bomb to have their names brought out in the open."
Copyright © 2005 the Ludlow family. All rights reserved.
Revised: December 27, 2005 .