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.





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Photograph: Kevin Ludlow and his nephew Jimmy Sharkey pictured at Seamus Ludlow's grave at Ravensdale.At Seamus Ludlow's grave: In this photograph, taken at Ravensdale's Catholic cemetery, north of Dundalk, in County Louth,  Kevin Ludlow, (left), the only living brother of Seamus,  stands with his nephew Jimmy Sharkey at the grave of Seamus Ludlow. Together, they have led the Ludlow family's search for truth and justice for many years. See also photograph on page 4.



Photograph: In this newspaper photograph, Seamus Ludlow, the innocent victim of Loyalist/UDR assassins appears dressed as Santa Claus. He is pictured with his sister-in-law Mrs. Kitty Ludlow, now deceased, and her sons Peadar and Brendan.

Seamus Ludlow as Santa: In this newspaper photograph, Seamus Ludlow, dressed as Santa Claus, poses with his sister-in-law Kitty Ludlow (now deceased) and two of her sons Peadar and Brendan. 

Seamus, who was ordinarily a quiet man, had a great love for children in his large family circle, and  he often played the role of Santa Claus around Dundalk at Christmas time. One newspaper at the time of his murder headlined its story with "Who killed Santa Claus?"

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