The Murder of Seamus Ludlow in County Louth, May 1976. Towards a public inquiry?
The Irish Sunday Mirror, 11 September 2005:
Our Man in the House
Publish or be damned
The Taoiseach is under pressure to publish a report on a suspected UVF murder of Dundalk man Seamus Ludlow in 1976.
The report followed a lengthy investigation by Justice Henry Baron into a number of suspicious murders south of the Border in the mid-1970s.
Earlier this week a second inquest into the killing of Seamus Ludlow questioned the role, conduct and alleged reluctance of the gardai to fully investigate the murder.
Labour' Justice spokesman, Deputy Joe Costello, said: "We know that the Government received the report in March.
"Seven months later the report has not been published and there is still no indication as to when it will be referred to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights.
"Evidence heard at the inquest this week into the death of Seamus Ludlow raised serious questions for both the British and Irish authorities.
"There must be no question of suppressing or delaying publication of the report because of any embarrassment that may be caused to certain individuals."
Seamus Ludlow was shot dead and his body dumped in a laneway after he unwittingly took a lift from four loyalists on the outskirts of Dundalk in 1976.
A spokesman for the Taoiseach said the report will be brought to the Government in the near future and will be published soon.
SUPPORT THE SEAMUS LUDLOW APPEAL FUNDBank of Ireland 78 Clanbrassil Street Dundalk County Louth Ireland
Account No. 70037984
Thank You. Print this page.
I Home I I Top I I First Ludlow Site I I Domain Name Site I I Questions I I Chronology I I Brief Review I I Profile I I Report I I Photographs I I Ludlow family's Letter to the RUC Chief Constable I I Latest Reports I I Hamilton Inquiry I I Contributors I I Linda Porra's Editorial I I Jim J. Kane's Letter to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission I I Jim J. Kane's Letter to the RUC I I Press Release I I 25th Anniversary I Ludlow family letter to Bertie Ahern I I Ed Moloney Interview I I Meeting the Police Ombudsman I I Links I I New Guest Book I I E-Mail Form I I Mailing List I I Tell a Friend I Chronology: 1 2 3 4 5 6