Justice at last for the forgotten victims of sectarian murder in Dundalk
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Collusion exposed by Oireachtas Committee
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Here are links to sites, including human rights bodies, activist groups, and online press reports, of relevance to the Dundalk families' long struggle for truth.
Particularly interesting are links to two sites featuring the affidavit signed by the former RUC officer John Weir, who has alleged that fellow RUC officers participated in this and other Loyalist gun and bomb attacks against Catholics on both sides of the border during the 1970s.
This claim has been supported by a still serving high ranking RUC officer.
Weir's claim has recently been supported by an international independent inquiry of respected legal and human rights experts, sponsored by the Pat Finucane Centre, Derry. It has also been accepted by by an Irish parliamentary Joint Oireachtas Committee in its final report on the Dundalk bombing. Both inquiries found high levels of collusion between loyalists and UK forces in this and many other attacks during the 1970s at least.
Dundalk Bombing. 19 December 1975.
Download the Barron Report (pdf file) on the Dundalk bombing, including information on Silverbridge attack, published 5 July 2006
Sinn Fein press release, 8 March 1999 - "McNamee calls for inquiry".
An Phoblacht Republican News, Thursday, 17 June 1999, "Collusion exposed in 1975 massacre."
Irland-Initiative Heidelberg, weekend,6/9 March 1999, RUC man recounts life as a state sponsored killer.
Irland-Initiative Heidelberg,, Current English Language News, 9-6-99 - 21-6-99, Thursday, 10 June 1999, State Terror Exposed.
Irland-Initiative Heidelberg,, 21-9-99 - 14-10-99, Thursday, 14 October 1999, "Time to reveal the bitter truths of our ugly conflict", from today's Irish News, Belfast.
Irland-Initiative Heidelberg English Languge News 3-12-99 - 10-12-99, Friday, 10 December 1999,article by Paul O'Connor, Project Coordinator, Pat Finucane Centre, Derry, commemorating International Human Rights Day, from today's Irish News newspaper, Belfast.
Irland-Initiative Heidelberg English Language News 12-12-99 - 27-12-99 Monday, 20 December 1999: Silverbridge Press Conference: Statement by Alan Bracknell and Fact Sheet: Attack on Donnelly's Bar, Silverbridge, South Armagh, 19 December 1975.
"State sponsored terror. British collusion in murder and terrorism", A statement by John Weir, 3rd. February 1999.
"John Weir and the dogs in the streets", by Roger Collins
John Weir Affadavitt. Statement by John Weir 03-02-99.
The RUC - A military force in the North of Ireland. A case for disbandment. South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee.
Fortnight chronology 1999, see Thursday 10 June 1999
Cain Project - Malcolm Sutton An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland
"British Forces "colluded" in Irish bombing", a BBC online report, dated 24 April 1999, about the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974.
Cain Web Service - Chapter 8 from "in dubious battle: The Dublin and Monaghan bombings 1972-1974", by J. Bowyer Bell (1996)
The Experience of the Bereaved and Maimed of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombing, by Don Mullan.
The CAIN Project - Justice for the Forgotten press release.
The CAIN Project - Justice for the Forgotten press release.
"Special Report Inquiry call into 1974 loyalist atrocity", a BBC online report, dated 5 August 1999, of the release of the Irish Victims Commission's Report "A Place and a Name", which called for private inquiries into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and the murder of Seamus Ludlow.
The Irish Examiner, News from Ireland, 30 September 1999: "Bombings investigations but no public inquiry.", by John Downing, Chief Political Correspondent
British Irish Interparliamentary Body, 18th. Plenary Session. Questions on the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.
Irish Independent Online, 20 December 1999, "First moves to heal bombing trauma," by Gene McKenna, Political Staff.
Irland-Initiative Heidelberg, Current English Language News, 4-8-99 - 29-8-99: Wednesday/Thursday, 4/5 August 1999, "Relatives blast private inquiry into Dublin/Monaghan bomb"; Friday, 6 August 1999, "Closed doors inquiry rejected by victims"; weekend, 7/8 August 1999, "Victims' relatives to sue Britain".
An Phoblacht Republican News, Thursday, 12 August 1999 - "Dublin/Monaghan and Ludlow inquiries must be public. Report of the Victims Commission", by Micheal MacDonncha.
Press Releases and Speeches - "Statement by An Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern, TD, on the 2000 estimates". See section on the Hamilton inquiry.
The Irish Times on the web - Opinion |Wednesday, 5 July 1999, "Opening up the files"
The Examiner - News from Ireland, 30 September 1999: "Bombings investigation but no public inquiry", John Downing, Chief Political Correspondent.
The Examiner - News from Ireland, 30 September 1999: "Bombings investigation but no public inquiry", John Downing, Chief Political Correspondent
The Barron Report on the May 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings can be downloaded in pdf format
Barron Report: on the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, can also be downloaded in pdf form
Links to the Ludlow Family Campaign.
The Seamus Ludlow Truth and Justice Campaign - original Ludlow family web site.
Seamus Ludlow Domain Name Site (seamusludlow.com).
British Irish Rights Watch (BIRW), London
Irland-Initiative Heidelberg, Current English Language News, 4-8-99 - 29-8-99, Friday, 6 August 1999, "Closed doors Inquiry rejected by victims".
Ireland Initiative, Heidelberg - English Language News, 12-12-99 - 27-12-99.
Newshound - Links to daily newspaper articles about Northern Ireland. "More evidence of cover-up in 1976 murder investigation emerges", by Ed Moloney, Sunday Tribune.
Newshound - Links to daily newspaper articles about Northern Ireland. "Private Inquiries into Ludlow Affair may weaken Government's hands dealings with British", by Ed Moloney, Sunday Tribune.
Newshound - Links to . . ."North's DPP has decided not to charge Loyalists arrested in connection with Ludlow killing.", by Ed Moloney, Sunday Tribune.
Newshound - Links to . . "Department of Justice resists Ludlow inquiry", by Ed Moloney, Sunday tribune, 21 February 1999.
Newshound - Links to . . . (Irish Foreign Minister) "O'Donoghue to consider "Public" Inquiry into Ludlow Murder", by Ed Moloney, Sunday Tribune.
Amnesty International's Annual Report 2000
The Argus Online: Headlines "Family are not going to let this matter die.", Friday, 12-02-99.
RTE Online - RTE News: Morning Ireland, 18 February 1999, "Family of Man Abducted and Killed in 1976 Claim There Was a Cover-up", Interview with Jimmy Sharkey, Seamus Ludlow's Nephew. A sound recording of an interview broadcast on the morning of the Ludlow family's press conference at Buswells Hotel, Dublin.
"Relatives of 1974 bomb victims demand public inquiry, "RTE News Online, Thursday, 5 August 1999.
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