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Easy to Forget the Man - The First Inquest 1976 - Abduction of Kevin Donegan - An alleged "Family Affair" - More lies - The BIRW Report 1998 - Hosking's Witness Account 1998 - Ludlow Family Account 1998 - Sunday World report May 1976 - The Barron Inquiry - Draft Terms of Reference for the Barron Inquiry - A Fresh Inquest 2005 Inquest Account - Meeting the Police OmbudsmanEd Moloney Radio Interview - 25th Anniversary - Profile - Questions - Photographs - Press Release - Letter to  RUC - Magill article 1999 - Press Coverage - 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) - At the Oireachtas Sub-Committee Hearing: 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

Original Ludlow Family website - Second Ludlow Family website - The Dundalk Bombing


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Photograph: Journalist Ed Moloney, who spoke at the Seamus Ludlow Commemoration.

Left: This is the noted Belfast journalist Ed Moloney, who was formerly the Northern Editor of The Sunday Tribune newspaper. Ed was the first journalist to interview the alleged suspect Paul Hosking after his release from RUC custody and interrogation in February 1998. It was Ed's articles in the Sunday Tribune that helped bring the Seamus Ludlow case to national prominence for the first time in more than twenty years.

Ed is pictured here in the lane off the Bog Road on 29 April 2001, at the 25th anniversary commemoration of Seamus Ludlow's murder at this spot, where he was the main speaker for the occasion.

Ed Moloney's oration can be accessed here.>>>

Right: This is Monsignor Raymond Murray, Cookstown, another valuable supporter of the Ludlow family in recent years. Monsignor Murray attended the ceremony on the 25th anniversary at the special invitation of the Ludlow family. His presence was deeply appreciated and his words of great comfort to all the relatives present.

Monsignor Raymond Murray said: "To think of Seamus is to think of his human dignity and the eternal dimensions of his life. All the places he was and the people he knew - in short, his life

"Seamus' family have suffered over the years. And then there was what I all the Big Lie - his character assassination.

He went on:  "Put it another way. If it was us in charge, what would we not have done? How would we have treated the family?

Monsignor Raymond Murray speaking at the Seamus Ludlow 25th anniversary commemoration ceremony on 29 April 2001.
Rev. Father Brian McCreesh leading parayers at the Seamus Ludlow 25th anniversary commemoration ceremony.

Left: Also present at the 25th anniversary commemoration ceremony was the Rev. Father Brian McCreesh, a young  curate in the local parish of Lordship at the time of Seamus Ludlow's murder. 

Father McCreesh, now serving in Kilkerley, County Louth, was very kind to the grieving members of the Ludlow family at that terrible time in May 1976. He helped officiate at the funeral of Seamus Ludlow. 

Father McCreesh, a native of Camlough, South Armagh, and a brother of the late Raymond McCreesh who died on hunger-strike in the Long Kesh H-Blocks in 1981, kindly led the gathering in prayers for the repose of the soul of the deceased Seamus Ludlow.

The late Miceal O'Donnell, former Chairman of Louth County Council, who was a valued supporter of the Ludlow family and a personal friend to Seamus Ludlow.

Left: 11 August 2000 - The Ludlow family circle was devastated on hearing of the death, after a long illness, in Daisyhill Hospital, Newry, of Louth County Councillor Miceal O'Donnell (aged 67 years), a dear friend, good neighbour and a staunch supporter of their fight for justice. The Ludlow family had lost a valuable friend and supporter who will be dearly missed. 

In his capacity as  Louth County Council Chairman, Miceal attended a special Press Conference organised by the Ludlow family in Dublin on 18 February 1999. On that occasion, Miceal drove three nephews of the late Seamus Ludlow to the venue for the press conference.

Proudly wearing his chain of office as Chairman of Louth County Council, Miceal accompanied members of the Ludlow family throughout a gruelling day of engagements, culminating in a public meeting later that night at Dundalk Town Hall. More.>>>

Right:  Brendan Larkin (47), who resided at Muirhevna Mor, Dundalk, a son of the late Barney Larkin, a step brother of Seamus Ludlow, was a leading figure in the Ludlow family's campaign for truth and justice for Seamus Ludlow until his tragic and unexpected death on 4th September 2003. 

His sudden passing has saddened all in the Ludlow family who shared his yearning for justice for Seamus Ludlow.

The late Brendan Larkin, a nephew of Seamus Ludlow. He was a son of Barney Larkin, a step brother to Seamus. Brendan was active throughout this campaign until his tragic and sudden death.

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