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 Times, 3 May 1996:

Call to reopen 1976 murder

Relatives of a Co Louth man murdered 20 years ago are asking for the case to be reopened. Seamus Ludlow (47), from Mountpleasant, Dundalk, was found shot dead on May 2nd, 1976, apparently as he was walking home from a public house near the Border. He was a member of Fine Gael.

In a statement yesterday, relatives accused gardai of misleading them into believing the IRA had killed Mr Ludlow and said they had information "from a reliable source" that Mr Ludlow was killed by loyalists.

The family's statement called on the Garda Commissioner, Mr Patrick Culligan, to reopen the case.

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