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The Argus (Dundalk), 15 February 2006:

Family adamant on public inquiry

Seamus Ludlow’s nephew, Jimmy Sharkey at a memorial to his uncle

By Margaret Roddy

The family of Seamus Ludlow Co Louth forestry worker murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in 1976 are adamant that a public inquiry is necessary for the truth surrounding his murder and the subsequent Gardai investigation.

His nephew Jimmy Sharkey, along with other family members, has been attending hearings of the Dail Sub-Committee which is considering the Barron Report.

While he says the family are happy with the evidence which has emerged so far, they still feel that a full public inquiry will be needed for the truth to emerge.

“A public inquiry is the only way that all the files will be handed over,” he says.

“Former Deputy Commissioner Joseph Ainsworth said that when he went into C3 it was a mess and we feel that the role of C3 needs to be investigated.”

Mr Sharkey also expressed the family’s disappointment that the Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland, Nuala O’Loain is not being called to give evidence.

‘We are also disappointed that a former Republican who said he was attested and questioned by the RUC in Dundalk Garda Station in 1975 is not being called.”

It’s expected that the hearings before the Garda Sub-Committee will continue for two to three weeks.

See also:

The Newry Democrat, 14 February 2006: McDowell's 'slap in face' for Ludlows

The Irish Times, 9 February 2006: McDowell reluctant to inquire into Ludlow shooting

The Argus (Dundalk), 15 February 2006: Minister for Justice apologises to family but no public inquiry

The Irish Independent, 9 February 2006: McDowell apology to Ludlow family over State's role

The Irish Examiner, 9 February 2006: McDowell apologises to Ludlow family

Daily Ireland, 9 February 2006: McDowell spurns Ludlow inquiry

The Irish News, 9 February 2006: Ludlow family accept apology

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