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The Dundalk Democrat, 22 February 2006:
Ludlow family still favour public inquiry
By Anne Marie Eaton
Seamus Ludlow's family has said that they are still staunchly in favour of a public inquiry into their brother and uncle's murder despite the fact that consideration is being given to a possible Commission of Inquiry.
As Oireachtas Committee hearings into the Mountpleasant forestry worker's murder draw to a close, a Commission of Inquiry is one of the possibilities that the committee could pursue.
In the past week alone it has been revealed that Gardai received information on the man who turned out to be the chief suspect in the Ludlow murder.
He was described to Gardai just weeks before the murdew as a loyalist subversive who would be prepared to comne across the border.
However, Seamus' nephew Jimmy Sharkey who attended the last day of the hearings in Leinster House has said this would still prevent vital questions being answered.
"We need a public inquiry where files that may have been lost could be found again and where we can get the answers to many questions."
The Oireachtas Committee will give their recommendations to the government by the end of March, however Jimmy has hopes that this will be sooner rather than later.
"I think some of the Committee are sympathetic to the way the family have been treated over the years but I think they are more focused on a Commission of Inquiry, which I don't think is the way this should go," saoid Jimmy.
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