Case Review
Hamilton Enquiry
Whats New
How to Help

New GuestMap Guest Book.

The Barron Inquiry - Draft Terms of Reference for Inquiry - A Fresh Inquest 2005 Inquest Account - BIRW Report - Witness Account - Ludlow Family Account - Sunday World report May 1976 - 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 of 24 January 2006 with Oireachtas Sub-Committee (Word file)

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

The Argus (Dundalk), 25 January 2006:

Public enquiry nothing more nothing less

The family of murdered forestry worker Seamus Ludlow have repeated demands for an independent public inquiry into the death.

Relatives appeared before the Oireachtas Justice Sub-Committee yeserday (Tuesday) which has begun hearings into last November’s report by Mr Justice Henry Barron into the 1976 crime.

Mr Ludlow, 47, who the Barron report said had no links to paramilitary groups, was shot dead on May 2nd, 1976, as he returned home from a night out.

Mr Ludlow’s nephew Jimmy Sharkey told the all-party body “The Barron report left a lot of unanswered questions. The forum for these to be addressed is an independent public inquiry.

“It is the bottom line for us. Nothing else. Nothing more.”

Brother, Kevin Ludlow today said the family had still not received any apology from gardai who investigated the case. “It’s a shame to think of the way the gardai acted. We were treated very badly. Nothing only lies from the gardaí.

The Barron report said the RUC told gardai in 1979 that it believed four named loyalists were involved in his killing, but this information was not pursued by the Garda at the time.

Mr Ludlow said gardaí blamed the IRA for the crime at the time.

“We shouldn’t have to go through all of this for 30 years. It wasn’t fair what was done to us,” he said.

“They were covering up the whole thing all the time.

Mr Ludlow said the gardai never offered an apology to the family on the issue.

“They never even said they were sorry for anything. That hasn’t come. Will it ever come?

“We’re not getting any younger and it’s time it came to a head.

Earlier, family solicitor Mr James MacGuill said “This has been an appalling three decades of experience of how an ordinary law-abiding family found themselves in a set of completely life-changing circumstances which was compounded by the state authorities they had to deal with.”


Download the Barron Report from the Oireachtas website (pdf file)


Bank of Ireland
78 Clanbrassil Street
County Louth

Account No. 70037984 

   Thank You. 

Copyright © 2006 the Ludlow family. All rights reserved.
Revised: January 31, 2006