The Murder of Seamus Ludlow in County Louth, May 1976. Towards a public inquiry?
Introduction to the murder of Seamus Ludlow and the official cover-up.
The recent Campaign for Truth and Justice.
Other Ludlow Family Sites.
The Irish Daily Star, 1 April 2004:
Call for bombings inquiry in U.K.
Dail committee reports findings.
By Mick Browne.
A public inquiry into the Dublin-Monaghan atrocities should be held in Britain, a powerful Dail committee urged last night.
The Dail Justice Committee called for British authorities to appoint a senior international judge to investigate allegations of state collusion with loyalist bombers who killed 33 people, including a pregnant woman, in 1974.
If the British government do not cooperate with the setting up of an inquiry, then the Government should initiate proceedings against it in the European Court of Human Rights, the committee said.
They also said the judge conducting the investigation into the atrocities should have the power to recommend a public inquiry in either Britain or Ireland if he sees fit.
The committee also called for the setting up of two separate inquiries in this country relating to the attacks.
One should inquire into the original Garda investigation and why certain leads were not followed up, while another should look at how relevant files went missing from the Department of Justice.
Margaret Urwin, spokesperson for the Justice for the Forgotten group, representing many of the victims and families of the atrocities said last night: "The committee called for answers on why key Garda files disappeared, why the original Garda investigation stopped so quickly, why an armed British army officer acting suspiciously that evening in Dublin was allowed to leave on a ferry and known suspects never pursued.
"And they have called for an international judge to be appointed. . . to be able to examine these issues across jurisdictions, just like Judge Cory with inquiries into other cases.
"Their findings now put huge pressure on Bertie Ahern to ensure Tony Blair agrees to these measures being implemented."
Margaret added: "Their findings now put huge pressure on Bertie Ahern to ensure Tony Blair agrees to these measures being implemented"
The Barron Report on the May 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings can be downloaded in pdf format from http://www.irlgov.ie/oireachtas/Committees-29th-D%E1il/jcjedwr-debates/InterimDubMon.pdf
Final Report on the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings, laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas on 31 March 2004. Full text available at http://www.irlgov.ie/oireachtas/Committees-29th-Dáil/jcjedwr-debates/BarronReportFinal.pdf
the Forgotten Press
Statement (2 March 2004)
The Irish News, 8 November 2003: No mention of Dundalk victims in Barron report
The Irish News, 11 November 2003: Interview loyalist over witness claim judge told
The Dundalk Democrat, Editorial, 20 December 2003: No cause for optimism following Barron Report
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 December 2003: Missing files a matter of concern for Ludlow relatives
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 December 2003: Bombing families fear truth will never be known
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 29 January 2004: Family and former British army man hit out Barron "Failed to Serve Truth" Former spy slams report
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 29 January 2004: Family wants truth about murder
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 9 February 2003: 'Shine light on Ludlow files' Family calls for answer Exclusive
The Sunday World, 15 February 2004: Killed and Forgotten How an innocent hero was killed by loyalist murder squad
The Sunday Mercury, 22 February 2004: I've never murdered anyone But Midland terror suspect supported loyalist killings
RTE Television News, online, 23 February 2004: Barron meets relatives of man killed by UDA
The Irish News, 24 February 2004: Relatives of 1976 murder victim meet Justice Barron
The Irish Daily Star, 24 February 2004: Loyalist murder report hope
The Dundalk Democrat, 28 February 2004: Gardai have the Ludlow bullets
The Dundalk Democrat, 28 February 2004: Murder on their mind
Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 1 March 2004: Ludlow nephew calls on Justice Barron to locate bullets that killed his uncle Seamus in 1976
Copyright © 2004 the Ludlow family. All rights reserved.
Revised: April 11, 2004 .