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 Sun, 26 March 2003:
Report on Ludlow to be unveiled
By Sun Reporter
The findings of an inquiry into the murder of forestry worker Seamus Ludlow 26 years ago are to be made public.
Justice Minister Michael McDowell said the Government did not want to keep the report secret.
Mr Ludlow, 47, was shot by four Loyalists - two of them Ulster Defence Regiment members - in May 1976, his family believe.
At the time it was claimed the IRA killed him but top Republican sources dismissed this.
He is believed to have been targeted at random as he hitched a lift from Dundalk to his home in Thistlecross.
No one claimed responsibility for the killing.
Mr McDowell said the inquiry findings would be published "as far as it is legally possible".
The Ludlow family is co-operating with the inquiry being led by Judge Henry Barron.
But nephew Jimmy Sharkey said he would believe the Minister's claim "when I see it".
A new inquest is to be held at which Mr Ludlow's family hope fresh evidence will be given.
The Irish News, 5 March 2003: Family's wait for murder file over
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 March 2003: Ludlow murder: files to be made available
The Irish News, 11 March 2003: Family 'cautious' over inquest progress
The Dundalk Democrat, 15 March 2003: Plaque to Patrick Mone unveiled
The Irish News, 21 March 2003: Loyalist murder inquiry call renewed