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 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 Newry Democrat, 26 May 1999:

Ludlow inquiry receives cautious welcome from family

The family of a Dundalk man murdered 23 years ago this month extended a cautious welcome to news of an imminent government inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death.

Michael Donegan, a nephew of the murdered man, said that there are all types of inquiry, and only a full investigation, including an examination of the gardai handling of the case will be satisfactory.

47-year-old Seamus Ludlow was murdered and his body discovered in a laneway close to his home in May 1976. The murder was initially blamed on the IRA.

However, an investigation ordered last year by Garda Commissioner Pat Byrne, discovered that the names of four loyalist suspects had been handed to gardai in 1979.

It is understood that a report was filed including that information in 1979 by the senior investigating officer on the case, and was subsequently sent to the offices of five Chief Superintendents.

As a result of last year's investigation, four men were arrested and held at Castlereagh early in the year, however they were released without charge.

The Murphy inquiry did not uncover any evidence of collusion between the gardai and the RUC, but did raise questions about why the information gained in 1979 was not acted upon.

Mr Donegan, while welcoming the idea of an inquiry, said it is imperative that any fresh investigation must establish the full truth of events surrounding his uncle's murder.

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