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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The Dundalk Democrat, 27 February 1999:

Further support for Ludlow family

Local TD Seamus Kirk is once again showing his support for the family of the late Seamus Ludlow by seeking a meeting with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, to discuss investigations into the May 1976 murder of the Mountpleasant forestry worker.

Seamus' brutal murder was highlighted last week at a press conference in Dublin on Thursday morning last, at which Mr Kirk was present. Later the same day, a public meeting was held in Dundalk Town Hall, which was attended by hundreds.

Mr Kirk, speaking to Democrat reporter Anne-Marie Eaton this week, said that he had sent a copy of the report into Seamus Ludlow's murder which had been compiled by British Irish Rights Watch. He hopes to have a meeting in the future with Mr Ahern on the matter.


Mr Kirk went on to recognise the effort put into these investigations by the family of Seamus Ludlow, noting their persistence in trying to ascertain the truth to the murder.

In recent years, more information has come to light on Seamus' murder, including through the national press, particularly with an eye-witness to the murder, Paul Hosking.


Speaking to the Democrat on the effect of last week's press conference and public meeting, Jimmy Sharkey, a nephew of the murdered man, said that it had received quite an amount of press coverage. He thanks all who attended, including Dail Deputies, Councillors and other local dignitaries for taking the time to attend the events.

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