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 Independent, 19 July 2002:
It was claimed that the IRA murdered him because he was an informer, but republican sources later dismissed this. Mr Ludlow is believed to have been targeted at random. He was shot and his body dumped near his home. No-one claimed responsibility.
Yesterday, Louth County Coroner Ronan Maguire BL confirmed he had been directed by Attorney General Rory Brady "to open a completely fresh inquest".
The original inquest was held in Dundalk in August 1976, but no ballistic or forensic evidence was given.
The Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland, Ms Nuala O'Loan, told the family earlier this year that two of the bullets used in the murder were sent to the RUC in the late 1970s for tests to see if they were linked to the murder of a man in Co Down in 1976. In 1999 the RUC arrested four men on suspicion of being involved in Mr Ludlow's murder, but the DPP in Northern Ireland decided not to prosecute. The inquest is expected to take place in Dundalk before the end of this year.
I Home I I Top I I Press Coverage I
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 July 2002: Second inquest to be held into the death of Seamus Ludlow
The Irish News, 19 July 2002: Family welcome inquest 26 years after murder
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