The Murder of Seamus Ludlow in County Louth, May 1976. Towards a public inquiry?




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Fresh Inquest for Seamus Ludlow, Dundalk, 5 September 2005:

Ulster Television (UTV) Online news, 5 September 2005:

MONDAY 05/09/2005 17:47:44

Inquest into death of Seamus Ludlow

An inquest into the death of a County Louth man shot dead almost 30 years ago by a Loyalist gang has been told that the gardai knew the identity of his killers within 18 months but never sought their extradition.

Seamus Ludlow, a 47 year old forestry worker was shot and dumped in a laneway near his home at Mount Pleasant North Louth in May 1976.

When Mr Ludlow was shot the gardai blamed the Provisional IRA, however retired garda John Courtney a detective inspector at the time told the inquest that the IRA had been eliminated as suspects within two or three months.

He also revealed that on while on a visit to Belfast on a seperate investigation RUC sources had given him details of the shooting including the names and addresses of those

He said he was amazed no action was ever taken as he had written a report and passed it on to his superiors.

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