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 Irish Examiner Online - Breaking News, 29 July 2002

Call for public inquiry into 1976 murder
29/07/2002 - 12:07:33 pm

A group which monitors current affairs in the Celtic countries has backed calls for a full public inquiry into the murder of a Co Louth forestry worker 26 years ago.

The Celtic League said there are substantial allegations that Seamus Ludlow was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries who may have had links to the British security services.

Former Attorney General Rory Brady recently instructed the Co Louth Coroner to hold an inquest into the 1976 killing.

The Celtic League has long supported calls by the Ludlow family for an independent investigation of his death.

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The Argus, 27 August 1976: Inquest hears of North Louth shooting

Monaghan County of Intrigue (1979) by the late Michael Cunningham: Quoting from Mr. Cunningham's account of his private investigation of Seamus Ludlow's murder. 

The Argus, special report 30 August 1985: On May 1st 1974, a forestry worker left his home to go for a drink: the following day his bullet riddled body was found. Nine years later we ask: WHO KILLED SEAMUS LUDLOW?

The Irish Independent, 19 July 2002: Fresh inquest into death of murdered man

The Irish News, 19 July 2002: Family welcome inquest 26 years after murder

The Irish Times, 19 July 2002: New inquest ordered into Louth man's death

The Dundalk Democrat, 20 July 2002: Second inquest to be held into the death of Seamus Ludlow

 

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