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Dundalk Bombing Report Finds Collusion - Download the Barron Report (pdf file) on the Dundalk bombing - Download the International Report on Collusion - Download the Oireachtas Committee Final Report on the Dundalk bombing and other collusion attacks

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The Irish News, 14 March 2007:

Long awaited report on bombings given to Ahern

By Valerie Robinson

Southern Correspondent

The injured and bereaved of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings reached a potentially crucial milestone yesterday with the completion of an eagerly-awaited report into the atrocities.

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has received the findings of the Commission of Investigation into the car bomb attacks which killed 33 people, including a heavily pregnant woman, on May 17 1974.

No-one was ever charged with the bombings but the UVF has long been suspected of planting the devices amid allegations of British security force collusion.

The report, following an investigation by criminal lawyer Patrick MacEntee, will be studied by the attorney general and the Cabinet before being made public.

Mr Ahern thanked Mr MacEntee and his staff for their work.

"The Dublin and Monaghan bombings were a terrible atrocity and it is important that we uncover the truth of what happened.," he said, adding that he intended to publish the document "as soon as possible".

Greg O'Neill, solicitor for the Justice for the Forgotten group, said yesterday marked another milestone in its campaign to get the full facts surrounding the attacks into the public domain.

Mr O'Neill said in compiling a previous report in 2003, Judge Henry Barron had been limited by his inability to compel witnesses or the production of documents.

The judge, who also accused the British authorities of failing to cooperate, concluded that British intelligence links to the bombings could not be ruled out.

Describing the Barron report as a "worthwhile undertaking", Mr O'Neill said the MacEntee inquiry had had the power to call witnesses and to question them under oath.

The barrister was requested by the government to investigate why the original garda investigation into the four devastating explosions was wound down within months.

He was also instructed to probe why gardai failed to follow up a number of potentially important leads, including information about a white van with an English registration and a subsequent contact made with a British army officer on a ferry boat.

Mr MacEntee also made inquiries about a male guest in Dublin's Four Courts Hotel between May 15-17 and his contacts with the UVF, as well as the alleged sighting of a British army corporal in Dublin at the same time of the bombings.

There were also questions surrounding official documents that Judge Barron had been unable to locate.

The lawyer is believed to have made unprecedented progress in his inquiries through contact with individuals linked to British intelligence, who met him and provided him with documentation.

Justice for the Forgotten has expressed hope that the latest report will be published before the Dail breaks for Easter.

Sinn Fein last night called for publication as soon as possible and for a Dail debate on collusion before it rises for a general election.

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October/November 2005: A group of supporters kindly produced a music CD in aid of  our Seamus Ludlow Appeal Fund. The CD which is no longer available raised valuable funds for this campaign.

The CD features as its leading track An Ode To Seamus Ludlow written exclusively for the CD by Phil McCabe and brought to life by the voice talents of Tom Moore. To Phil and Tom and to all who helped produce this excellent CD, a sincere vote of thanks.

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Remember: You can download to your computer a complete copy of the Barron Report on the murder of Seamus Ludlow  from the Oireachtas website (pdf file)

You can also download the Final Oireachtas Sub-Committee Report on the murder of Seamus Ludlow from the Oireachtas website (pdf file)

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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. 

A  Barron Report on this other sectarian attack in Dundalk, and other attacks along the border, was published 5 July 2006. 

An Oireachtas sub-committee subsequently held public hearings on the Dundalk bombing. It later produced a report that was far-reaching in its condemnation of British state collusion with loyalist killers in this and many other attacks on both sides of the border during the 1970s.


Download the Barron Report (pdf file) on the Dundalk bombing.

Download the International Report on Collusion from the Pat Finucane Centre website

Download the Oireachtas Report on the Dundalk bombing and other collusion attacks

Further information can be accessed at their Dundalk bombing campaign website.

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Also visit:
Relatives for Justice:  http://www.relativesforjustice.com/
Pat Finucane Centre: http://www.patfinucanecentre.org
British Irish Rights Watch: http://www.birw.org/
Irish Council for Civil Liberties:  http://www.iccl.ie/
Celtic League:  http://www.manxman.co.im/cleague/index.html
Justice for the Forgotten: http://www.dublinmonaghanbombings.org/


The 1st. Barron Report on the May 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings can be downloaded in pdf format from: http://www.irlgov.ie/oireachtas/Committees-29th-D%E1il/jcjedwr-debates/InterimDubMon.pdf

The 2nd.Barron Report on the Dublin Bombings of 1972 and 1973, and other incidents along the Irish border, can be downloaded in pdf form from: http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/committees29thdail/jcjedwr/Dublin_Barron_Rep031204.pdf

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