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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

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

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February 2, 2006


Letters/Mála Poist

Fine Gael wrong on Ludlow

A Chara,

The late Seamus LudlowBrendan McGahon's appearance before the Seamus Ludlow inquiry is noteworthy for a number of reasons. Firstly he now admits he was wrong to blame the IRA for the killing of a fellow party member but, far from being outraged at having been so misinformed, he cannot even remember who it was that gave him this information.

Well let me try and jog your memory Brendan. The story of IRA responsibility has its origins with the British Army when they visited one of Seamus Ludlow's relatives in the days after the murder to place the blame on republicans. They were understandably anxious to distract the blame from their own agents and they had their pets in the Gardaí circulate the same story. And maybe even some of their pet politicians.

Former TD Brendan McGahon who proved unhelpful at the oireachtas sub-committee hearing into the murder of Seamus Ludlow. He failed to recall the names of garda officers who told him that Seamus Ludlow had been murdered by the IRA. Of course, Mr McGahon has never been helpful to the Ludlow family in their campaign for justice for Seamus.The sordid truth of this story is that yet again the 26 Counties had its sovereignty violated and its citizens murdered. The response of the state's security establishment was yet again to cover up for the perpetrators, acting against the interests and rights of their citizens and protecting the interests of a foreign power.

Your statement that the loyalists couldn't have been suspects because they were not active in the area flies in the face of the facts. Your position on the Ludlow murder and other events makes a mockery of your claims to have been standing for the Republic. You stood for nothing except British interests even in the face of the murder of a member of your own party.

Marie O'Callaghan,


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