Revised: February 02, 2008.
The Anglo-Celt, 17 January 2008:
Ludlow to meet Taoiseach about his brotherís murder
THE relatives of murdered Seamus Ludlow (47), including his brother Kevin from Belturbet, are to discuss the case with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a meeting in Government Buildings next Tuesday.
Kevin and his sister Nan and Eileen, together with his nephews including Jimmy Sharkey are to travel to Dublin accompanied by their solicitor Seamus McGuill.
Kevin Ludlow told the Anglo Celt that they are seeking an Independent Public Inquiry to "get some closure on the murder of my brother three miles north of Dundalk on May 2nd, 1976".
He said his brother who was a forestry worker got a lift home from outside the Lisdoo Arms in Dundalk and he was shot dead by one of the people who gave him the lift in the back seat of a two door car. He was hit by three bullets.
It is understood that the gunman hid the weapon up his sleeve.
When they got near his house they would not let him out of the car.
After he was murdered his body was thrown on top of a ditch in briars and barbed wire.
Kevin says those responsible were members of the UDR and Redhand Commandos and it is known that they had been in a pub in Omeath from 7pm on the evening of the killing, until they left to go into Dundalk.
It appears they had no problems going through the border Checkpoints because they had the UDR passes. The family are also hoping that the British Irish Rights Watch Director Jane Winter will attend the meeting.
Ms Winters has attended previous meetings between the Government Officials and the Ludlow family.
In 2005 the Barron reports laid the blame for not apprehending his killers with the gardai and also cited retired Commissioner Laurence Wren, as the person who most likely halted the murder investigation.
Kevin Ludlow told the Anglo Celt that they have been waiting a long time to meet the Taoiseach and want to give him some idea of what he and his family have suffered over the past 30 years.
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