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 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 Examiner, 2 March 1999:

Family of Seamus Ludlow seek Council support

A relative of the late Seamus Ludlow who was shot dead near his home at Mountpleasant, Dundalk in May 1976 has written to the Newry and Mourne Council seeking their support for the setting up of public inquiries in both Jurisdictions, North and South.

Mr Michael Donegan, a nephew of Mr Ludlow also enclosed a copy of a report compiled by Jane Winter, director of British Irish Rights Watch, which gives a background to the murder and the subsequent events surrounding it. 

He stated that new evidence had emerged early in 1998 and that an RUC investigation file was presently being reviewed by the DPP and he alleged that a loyalist murder gang were involved. The killers' names and associations were known to the Garda, the RUC and the British Army, he alleges, and that the murder was covered up. The family also claim Mr Ludlow was the victim of strangers who were later protected by a smear campaign that destroyed his good name.

"The Ludlow family circle demands independent public inquiries to establish the full truth of who knew what and when. Why were his killers not brought to justice in either jurisdiction? These and other important questions are raised in BIRW's Report."

Mr Donegan stated that the family had spent twenty-three years trying to clear his name, and called for Council's support for inquiries North and South to establish full truth and justice.

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