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The Irish Examiner, 25 January 2006:

Family seeks independent inquiry into man’s murder

By Senan Hogan

The family of murdered Dundalk forestry worker Seamus Ludlow yesterday repeated demands for an independent public inquiry into the death. Relatives appeared before the Oireachtas Justice Sub-Committee, which has begun hearings into last November’s report by Mr Justice Henry Barron on the 1976 crime.

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

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

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

The dead man’s brother, Kevin Ludlow, said the family had still not received an apology from gardaí who investigated the case. “It’s a shame to think of the way the gardaí acted. We were treated very badly. Nothing only lies from the gardaí,” he said.

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

Mr Ludlow said gardaí had put the blame on the IRA for the crime at the time. 

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

See also, the following press coverage of the publication of the private Barron Report:

Statement released by Justice for the Forgotten

UTV news online, 3 November 2005: 'Barron report to be published'

See also, the following press coverage of yesterday's publication of the private Barron Report:

The Irish Independent, 4 November 2005: Ludlow family insists public inquiry is crucial to getting justice for their father

BBC News online: 4 November 2005: Call for public inquiry into 1976 murder

RTE News online, 4 November 2005: Wren rejects Barron report finding

The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: Ludlow report criticises Garda investigation

The Belfast Telegraph, 4 November 2005 Relatives of man killed by loyalists urge police action probe

The Irish Examiner - Editorial, 4 November 2005: Family needs a full-scale inquiry

The Irish News, 5 November 2005: Ludlow family call for public inquiry into death

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The Ludlow family supports the campaign by the Rooney and Watters families of Dundalk for an inquiry into the murderous Dundalk Bombing of 19 December 1975 which resulted in the sectarian murder of Jack Rooney and Hugh Watters. Further information can be accessed at their campaign website.


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