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 Examiner, 06 August 04:
Report on Ludlow murder ready ‘in autumn’
By Jim Morahan
His family have consistently condemned attempted smears suggesting he was killed by Republicans as an IRA informer.
Another major difficulty facing Mr Justice Barron is the fact that he has received little or no co-operation from the Northern police force.
Jimmy Sharkey, nephew of the murdered man, said it was the second time since February the family had met with Judge Barron. “He’s a very nice man; he has a good rapport with us. He was asked some awkward questions today, but he wasn’t giving an awful lot away.”
Mr Sharkey said the judge told the family he had to check out “a few things, meet and see certain people” before he compiled his report.
Mr Justice Barron will then submit the report to Justice Minister Michael McDowell, who has said the Government would publish as much of the report as is legally possible.
Mr McDowell was instrumental in ordering a second inquest into Mr Ludlow’s death at the hands of four loyalists close to the border. He was shot three times and his body dumped on a ditch in a laneway a mile from his home. A simple memorial stands at the scene, which is near the ancient monument known as Proleek Dolmen.
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The Irish Sunday Mirror, 13 June 2004, Ken Murray Our Man in the House column: Why the high failure rate?
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 23 July 2004: Gardai in murder case 'cover-up' Family claims Barron probe will reveal it
The Irish News, 29 July 2004 Southern News Coroner awaiting gardai findings in murder case
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Revised: August 06, 2004 .