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Barron Report Published - Ludlow Family Response to Barron Report - Download the Barron Report from the Oireachtas website (pdf file) - Statement from Justice for the Forgotten - Joint Oireachtas Committee Request for Submissions - Joint statement from Justice for the Forgotten, Relatives for Justice and the Pat Finucane Centre - Download Transcript of Ludlow family meeting with Oireachtas Sub-Committee (Word file) - The Liudlow family at the Oireachtas Sub-Committee Hearing: 24 January 2006 - Justice for the Forgotten and British Irish Rights Watch address the Oireachtas Sub-Committee 24 January 2006 Publication of the Oireachtas Report - Download the Final Oireachtas Sub-Committee Report on the murder of Seamus Ludlow from the Oireachtas website (pdf file) Ludlow family press release in response to the Oireachtas Report

Download the Barron Report (pdf file) on the Dundalk bombing - Download the International Report on Collusion - Download the Oireachtas Committee Final Report on the Dundalk bombing and other collusion attacks


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Screenshots from BBC documentary 'Death of an Ordinary Man', broadcast October 2006. 

The murder scene: The body of murdered Seamus Ludlow lies on top of the ditch where the UDR and Red Hand Commando death squad dumped him. on 2 May 1976Left: This photograph of the murdered Seamus Ludlow was only made available to the Ludlow family in 2005, shortly before the fresh inquest was held.




Death of an ordinary man - BBC Spotlight graphic

Right: A title graphic used by the BBC Spotlight team.






Two of Seamus Ludlo's sisters, Eileen Fox and Anne Sharkey.


Photographed here are Eileen Fox and Anne Sharkey who talked to the Spotlight team about their murdered brother Seamus.



Jimmy Sharkey 


Right: Jimmy Sharkey, a nephew of Seamus Ludlow.



Retired Garda Detective Sergeant Eoin CorriganRetired former Garda Detective Chief Superintentent John Courtney.

Photographed above are (L-R) Eoin Corrigan and John Courtney, two retired former Garda detectives who recently gave evidence at the fresh inquest into the death of Seamus Ludlow on 5-6 September 2005 as well as before the Oireachtas sub-committee on Justice which was examining the Barron Report (January and February 2006).

Mr Corrigan and Mr Courtney revealed that they were the officers who travelled to meet the RUC in Belfast on other business, in 1979, and were handed an RUC file which identified the four key suspects for the murder of Seamus Ludlow.

At no time did either officer ever reveal this information to the Ludlow family! Meanwhile, fellow gardai continued to spread lies and misinformation among members of the family.

Below: Here are the four suspects as they were shown in a recent BBC Spotlight documentary on the murder of Seamus Ludlow. The documentary 'The Death of an Ordinary Man' was shown on 10 October 2006.

Samuel Black Carroll, known as "Mambo".Only Samuel Black-Carroll, known as Mambo, (top left) agreed to be interviewed. He denied having any involvement in the murder of Seamus Ludlow, though he seemed unable to offer a straight yes or no answer to the BBC's question did he ever kill!

Richard Long

Richard Long (right) was a serving British Army Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier at the time of the Seamus Ludlow murder. He was jailed for another murder soon after. He refused to be interviewed by the BBC, but was confronted anyway and denied involvement in Seamus Ludlow's murder.


Paul HoskingPaul Hosking (left) spoke of his presence at the murder to the RUC and the press in 1998. He refused to comment when confronted by the BBC on the street near his home.


James FitzsimmonsJames Reid Fitzsimmons (right) refused to talk to the BBC. However, it was revealed that he remained in the British Army's Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) until his retirement in 1994! It was also revealed that at some point he was demoted after being found drunk in possession of a firearm on the Shankill Road, Belfast. Ordinarilly, it should seem remarkable that anyone suspected of being involved in murder, or having a drink problem, would remain in the British forces for so long. Sadly, experience tells us that this was considered no impediment at all! It is now known that the British Army was well aware that as many as 15% of its UDR personnel were also involved with loyalist death squads.

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Some links:
Relatives for Justice:  http://www.relativesforjustice.com/
Pat Finucane Centre: http://www.patfinucanecentre.org
British Irish Rights Watch: http://www.birw.org/
Irish Council for Civil Liberties:  http://www.iccl.ie/
Celtic League:  http://www.manxman.co.im/cleague/index.html
Justice for the Forgotten: http://www.dublinmonaghanbombings.org/

An Fhirinne: http://www.anfhirinne.org/


The 1st. Barron Report on the May 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings can be downloaded in pdf format from: http://www.irlgov.ie/oireachtas/Committees-29th-D%E1il/jcjedwr-debates/InterimDubMon.pdf

The 2nd.Barron Report on the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, and other incidents along the Irish border, can be downloaded in pdf form from: http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/committees29thdail/jcjedwr/Dublin_Barron_Rep031204.pdf

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