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:

CELTIC LEAGUE - PRESS INFORMATION
 
 
NEW INQUEST INTO LUDLOW MURDER OPENS
 
 
Due to their perseverance the family of Seamus Ludlow have achieved
a second inquest into his controversial murder 1976.
 
The Celtic League were amongst a number of organisations and individuals
who have supported the families campaign over several years (see below)
corresponding with members of the Irish government, including the
Taoiseach and Justice Ministry, and also with the police service in
the north.
 
The second inquest into the circumstances surrounding the murder of
a 47-year-old Co. Louth forestry worker opened in Dundalk today.
 
Seamus Ludlow was on his way home on the night of 2 May 1976 when
he was apparently selected at random by members of a loyalist paramilitary
gang and shot    several times. His body was dumped in a lane near
his home.
 
It is contended that this murder and others conducted in border areas
by such gangs, which allegedly included members of the now discredited
Ulster Defence Regiment, were known of and tacitly countenanced by
British intelligence who were operating the 'counter-gang' theory
- at that time taught in British military staff colleges.
 
What has made the anguish of the Ludlow family more poignant is the
suspicion that police forces and governments both in Britain and Ireland
have colluded in the subsequent cover-up.
 
It is hoped that the new inquest will unravel some of the mystery
which still surrounds this tragic episode from almost two decades
ago.                 
 
J B Moffatt
Secretary General
Celtic League
 
05/09/05
 
See also Celtic News;
 
No. 1610  LUDLOW KILLING GARDA COOPERATING FULLY - Dec 24, 2004
No. 1537  MINISTER URGED TO END LUDLOW INQUEST OBSTRUCTION - Oct 30,
2004
No. 1074  LUDLOW KILLING - ANOTHER STEP ON THE ROAD TO JUSTICE? - Mar 8, 2003
No. 929  BRITISH COMMITTED TO COOPERATE IN QUEST FOR "ANSWERS" SAYS AMBASSADOR - Oct 17 2002
No. 886  AHERN LUDLOW MURDER RESPONSE DISAPPOINTING - Sep 21, 2002
No. 791  LOUTH MURDER - ENQUIRY CALL SUPPORT - Jul 28, 2002
No. 783  LUDLOW MURDER DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT - Jul 17, 2002
No. 362  MINISTER EVASIVE ON LUDLOW QUERY - May 15, 2001
No. 346  LUDLOW - GOVT URGED TO HEED ENQUIRY CALL-  Apr 30, 2001
No. 239  LUDLOW MURDER - PROPOSALS SOON - Feb 1, 2001
 
 
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to promote cooperation between these countries and campaigns on a
broad range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights
human rights abuse, monitors all military activity and focuses on
socio-economic issues.
 
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