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 Times, 13 June 2003:
Inquest on 1974 Dublin bombs to reopen
The Dublin City Coroner, Dr Brian Farrell, said yesterday that inquests into how 26 people died in Dublin city centre on May 17th, 1974 would resume by way of mention at the coroner's court on Friday.
Full inquests won't begin until publication of Mr Justice Barron's independent investigation of the bombings, which is due in September.
Part of the remit of the Barron inquiry is to try to establish whether the British security services assisted the UVF in the attack.
Mr Justice Barron told The Irish Times last night that the decision to re-open the inquest "had nothing to do with my inquiry".
He said his report was "virtually completed" and due to be published within a few months. "The present line is that if it is not out by September we will be very unhappy."
Asked whether the inquest was likely to throw up any new evidence, the former Supreme Court judge replied: "Not in my view. I am sure the evidence to the inquest is the evidence already before us.
"I think it does serve a purpose because if you have a loved one killed you want to know the law has taken its ordinary course, and to have a coroner decide how the death occurred. I would see it as part of the healing process of the bereaved."
Inquests were heard into the deaths of six of the Monaghan victims but, at the request of the Gardaí, the Dublin inquest was immediately adjourned after it began in 1974.
The Justice for the Forgotten group, which has spearheaded the campaign to establish the truth behind the bombings, welcomed the announcement yesterday.
Please visit our Justice for Seamus Ludlow Websites:
http://www.michael.donegan.care4free.net/index.htm - a new address
and an associated site for a campaign that has our support:
- a new web address - http://www.michael.donegan.care4free.net/dundalk_bombing/index.htm
Justice for the Forgotten at http://www.dublinmonaghanbombings.org/
The Dundalk Democrat, 18 May 2002: Book claims to identify Dundalk bombers
The Irish Times, 18 May 2002: 1974 bomb victims remembered in Dublin ceremony
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
The Sunday Life, 28 July 2002: Inquest to name Ludlow killers
The Irish Examiner Online - Breaking News, 29 July 2002: Call for public inquiry into 1976 murder
Ulster Television (UTV), online 29 July 2002: Celtic League in demand over murder
The Examiner, 30 July 2002: Ludlow killers to be named
The Irish News, 6 August 2002: Celtic League to fight on for murder inquiry
The Argus (Dundalk), 23 August 2002: Coroner wants the law changed to compel witnesses to attend inquests
The Irish News, 27 August 2002, Loyalist victim's family call for answers
The Irish News, 29 August 2002: Murder bullets lost, Ludlow family told
Magill Magazine, September 2002:The Truth Trickles Out Mystery has always surrounded the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings. An independent inquiry has been set up to look at the events surrounding the attacks, and the bombing of Dundalk the following year. Donall O Maolfabhail reports on its likely findings.
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 September 2002: Barron investigations lead to public inquiry into Dundalk bombing
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 December 2002: Author identifies those who may have been responsible Book on bombing to be launched on Saturday
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 December 2002: Nearly 30 years on from Dundalk bombing and the fight for justice continues
The Dundalk Democrat, 04 January 2003: A photograph of Joe Tiernan's book launch in Dundalk. (See above Dundalk Democrat 21 December 2002)
The Sunday Times, January 12, 2003: Army 'link' to Dublin bombings
RM Distribution, 13 January 2003: Dublin/Monaghan bombs came from British Army - report
Sunday Business Post, 19 January 2003: Dublin-Monaghan: will the truth finally out?
Ulster Television News online, 27 February, 2003: Irish justice group 'furious' over Barron Inquiry
The Irish Examiner online edition, 27 February 2003: Group calls for new Dublin-Monaghan bombings inquiry
BBC News online, 28 February 2003: Troubles victims fund set up
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
The Irish Sun, 26 March 2003: Report on Ludlow to be unveiled
The Daily Irish Star, 26 March 2003: Inquiry into man's murder
The Irish News, 27 March 2003: Government 'will not keep Ludlow secrets'