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Last Edited: 28 June, 2009 Go to the most recent press report . . .
Here, in chronological order, are links to press and other media reports of Seamus Ludlow's sectarian murder and the Ludlow family's long struggle for truth and justice. For the present, many of these reports are located on another Ludlow family website, though some of the later reports may be accessed on this site through links at the bottom of this page.
For the most part the articles, from local Newry and Dundalk newspapers and Irish national daily and Sunday press, and other publications, are reproduced without comment. Many of the articles included on these pages have never been available online before.
Included here are the Sunday Tribune's editorial from 1998 calling for an inquiry and ICCL's strong declaration of support for the Ludlow family's demand for a public inquiry. Included also are a few brief reports about the Dublin/Monaghan, Dundalk and Castleblayney bombings that claimed many lives in the months before Seamus Ludlow's murder.
Also featured are extensive reports of the progress of the private Barron Inquiry in Dublin which was published its Report in November 2005; the long-awaited fresh inquest in Dundalk, which was finally held in September over two days in 2005; and also the open hearings of the Oireachtas sub-committee on Justice which took place in Dublin during January and February 2006, and published its report in March 2006.
Press reports from 1976 reflect the horror that was felt by the Ludlow family and the immediate north Louth and south Armagh neighbourhood when Seamus Ludlow's dead body was found.
Looking back at those 1976 reports from a 2006 perspective it is notable that none of the articles featured on these pages reflect the Ludlow family's personal and private experience of shameful Gardai lies and hostility. Indeed, the reports reflect only public statements that the murder remained a mystery to the Gardai, while in fact the Ludlow family was being privately subjected to lies about alleged IRA involvement - and, worse still, vile lies about the involvement of members of Seamus' own family in his foul murder.
Another point that arises from these 1976 reports is the apparent absence of statements - either expressing sympathy or outrage - from the Dublin Government of that time. Indeed, the only national figure found to have gone on record was the late Patrick Donegan TD, then Minister for Defence, in the Fine Gael-Irish Labour Party coalition government. Mr Donegan was a TD for County Louth and he was a personal acquaintance of the late Seamus Ludlow, who was a fellow-member and supporter of the Fine Gael party. It seems strange that the Dublin government itself appears to have had nothing to say about the murder of Seamus Ludlow.
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The Dundalk Democrat, 8 May 1976: Mountpleasant man murdered in cold blood Grim discovery on a by-road
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 May 1976: A brutal murder
The Sunday Press, 9 May 1976: "Santa" NO CLUE Town is outraged.
The Sunday World (Southern edition), 9 May 1976: Death in a lovers' lane...Who killed Santa Claus Gardai call us in to help
The Sunday World (Southern edition), 9 May 1976 (Continued): The spot where Santa Claus died
The Irish Press, 10 May 1976: Murder probe: no link with the SAS Gardai issue denial
The Argus, 14 May 1976: Sympathy with murder victim
The Argus, 14 May 1976: Louth murder: Provo statement
The Dundalk Democrat, 15 May 1976: The Ludlow murder No fresh developments
The Irish Independent, 16 May 1976: Murder Victim Wrong Man?
The Sunday World, 16 May 1976: Mistaken identity theory in Santa Claus killing. He was the "double" of top Provo
The Argus, 27 August 1976: Inquest hears of North Louth shooting
Monaghan County of Intrigue (1979) by the late Michael Cunningham: Quoting from Mr. Cunningham's account of his private investigation of Seamus Ludlow's murder.
The Argus, special report 30 August 1985: On May 1st 1974, a forestry worker left his home to go for a drink: the following day his bullet riddled body was found. Nine years later we ask: WHO KILLED SEAMUS LUDLOW?
The Irish Times, 3 May 1996: Call to reopen 1976 murder
The Dundalk Democrat, 4 May 1996: The Seamus Ludlow murder
The Dundalk Democrat,11 May 1996: New information on Ludlow murder
The Sunday Tribune, 8 March 1998: Ed Moloney The killing of Seamus Ludlow: Northern Editor reports on how the RUC covered up the part played by members of the security forces in a loyalist gang murder in County Louth in 1976.
The Argus (Dundalk), 13 March 1998: Can the long arm of the law be extended 22 years?
The Sunday Tribune, 15 March 1998: Questions raised over Ludlow Murder.
The Sunday Tribune Editorial, 15 March 1998: Time for Ludlow Inquiry.
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 March 1998: Ludlow Murder - Nearer the Truth?
The Argus, 19 June 1998: Call for public inquiry into Ludlow murder
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 June 1998: Public enquiry called for into Ludlow murder
The Sunday Life, 12 July 1998: Ludlow-murder family doubtful of justice
The Sunday World, 12 July 1998: Loyalist Suspects Held For 22-Year 'IRA' Killing
The Sunday Tribune, 30 August 1998: Gardai had identities of Ludlow's killers
The Dundalk Democrat, 5 September 1998: Family Receive Further Information on Ludlow Murder
The Sunday Independent, 20 September 1998: Gardai have reopened 20-year-old murder case
The Sunday Life, 20 September 1998: Loyalist denies role in mystery murder
The Dundalk Democrat, 26 September 1998: Ludlow investigations pick up pace?
The Sunday World, 27 September 1998: Ludlow killers were known for years Suspects identities passed to police but arrests never made
The Newry Reporter, 8 October 1998: Family blames Loyalists Family fights to clear murder victim's name Demand for public inquiry
The Belfast Telegraph, 10 October 1998: Who really murdered Seamus Ludlow?
The Dundalk Democrat, 24 October 1998: Ludlow file sent to DPP
The Sunday Mirror, 25 October 1998: RAGE AT BORDER RAID ‘INVITES’
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 27 October 1998: Public Inquiry into murder of Seamus Ludlow expected to open soon Civil Rights Group Report ready by New Year
ICCL News The Newsletter of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, November 1998, Volume 10, Number 3: Inquiry Call into Murder cover-up
The Sunday Life, 29 November 1998: Murder cover-up conspiracy probe
The Dundalk Democrat, 16 January 1999: Ludlow murder - investigations continue
The Dundalk Democrat, 13 February 1999: Report on Ludlow murder
Ireland on Sunday, 14 February 1999: What's the truth? There are at least three unusual aspects to the brutal murder over 20 years ago of Seamus Ludlow outside Dundalk. Some hard questions will be posed a public inquiry in Dundalk town hall this Thursday night.
The Newry Democrat, 17 February 1999: Public meeting to call for inquiry into the Seamus Ludlow murder
The Newry Reporter, 18 February 1999: Ludlow murder - human rights group backs public inquiry
The Irish News, 19 February 1999: Gardai accused of killing cover-up
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 February 1999: Ludlow family call for public inquiry
The Sunday Tribune, 21 February 1999: Ludlow inquiry faces resistance Calls for Ludlow inquiry face official resistance from Justice department, writes Ed Moloney
The Belfast Telegraph, 22 February 1999: Inquiry demand into 1976 killing
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 23 February 1999: Family calls for public inquiry into killing
An Phoblacht-Republican News, 25 February 1999:
The Argus, 26 February 1999: Seamus Ludlow: The unanswered questions
The Argus, 26 February 1999: Claim the police know who did killing
The Argus, 26 February 1999: Family feel that Irish authorities colluded in a cover-up to protect guilty
The Argus, 26 February 1999: Interview implicated UDR captain in death
The Dundalk Democrat, 27 February 1999: Further support for Ludlow family
Saoirse Irish Freedom, March 1999: Ludlow killing: Dublin’s catalogue of shame
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 2 March 1999: Family of Seamus Ludlow seek Council support
The Irish News, 13 March 1999: Minister's pledge of justice in 1976 case Reassurances to relatives of murder victim
The Dundalk Democrat, 27 March 1999: Further progress in "Ludlow" enquiries
The Irish News, 13 April 1999: Council backs appeal plea by victim's family
The Dundalk Democrat, 17 April 1999: Newry Council support Ludlow family cause
The Sunday Times, 2 May 1999: RUC probes claims of police collusion with terrorists
The Irish News, 5 May 1999: Victim's relatives unveil plaque
Ireland on Sunday, 9 May 1999: Dundalk family demands end to lies
The Irish News, 11 May 1999: Family of victim hits out at RUC and gardai
The Argus, 14 May 1999: Ludlow family invited to lay wreath
The Sunday Tribune, 16 May 1999: Ludlow inquiry shows collusion
The Irish Independent, 19 May 1999: New Inquiry to unravel mystery of 1976 murder
The Irish News, 20 May 1999: Gardai to launch probe into 1976 border killing
The Argus, 21 May 1999: "Great news" say members of family Full enquiry into Ludlow murder has been ordered
The Irish News, 21 May 1999: Ludlow inquiry moves expected
Dundalk Democrat, 22 May 1999: Government inquiry into Ludlow murder?
The Sunday Tribune, 23 May 1999: Cabinet to decide on Ludlow inquiry
The Irish News, 24 May 1999: Collusion inquiry ‘to shake Republic’
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 25 May 1999: Ludlow inquiry to be announced
The Newry Democrat, 26 May 1999: Ludlow inquiry receives cautious welcome from family
The Sunday World (Northern Edition), 30 May 1999: Republic's shock over Gardai/Brit collusion Will the Irish politicians dig for truth about '74 bombs
The Irish News, 2 July 1999: Family still awaits DPP verdict
The Irish News, 27 July 1999: Family angry at "stalling" over inquiry
RTE, 05 August 1999: Relatives of 1974 bomb victims demand public inquiry
The Irish Examiner, 6 August 1999: Perceptions of cover up from a closed inquiry
The Irish Examiner, 6 August 1999: Victims demand justice
The Irish News, 7 August 1999: Ludlows call for public inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 7 August 1999: Ludlow murder inquiry report "A place and a name"
The Sunday Tribune, 8 August 1999: The case that is not going to go away
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 10 August 1999: Report recommends inquiries into Ludlow murder, Dundalk bombing
The Irish Echo, 11-17 August, 1999: Report urges private bomb probe of 1974 Republic bombs
An Phoblacht / Republican News, 12 August 1999: Dublin/Monaghan and Ludlow inquiries must be public Report of the Victims Commission
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 August 1999: "Ludlow inquiry must be public" - says Arthur Morgan
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 August 1999: "Dublin/Monaghan bombings inquiry should be public" says O Caolain
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 August 1999: "A deafening silence"
The Sunday Tribune, Letters to the Editor, 19 September 1999: In support of Ed Moloney
The Irish Examiner, 30 September 1999: Bombings investigations but no public inquiry
The Irish Times, 30 September 1999: Relatives condemn bombings inquiry plan
The Argus Weekender, 2 October 1999: Cabinet broadens scope of enquiry to include the Dundalk bombing
The Dundalk Democrat, 2 October 1999: Private enquiries into Ludlow murder and Dundalk bombing
The Sunday Tribune, 3 October 1999: Ludlow inquiry limited
The Irish Times, 13 October 1999: Victims seek wider inquiry
The Irish News, 13 October 1999: Families call for inquiries into loyalist murders
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 14 October 1999: Relatives demand justice
The Dundalk Democrat, 16 October 1999: "Border Relatives" group established
The Sunday Tribune, Sunday 17 October 1999, by Ed Moloney: North's DPP has decided not to charge Loyalists arrested in connection with Ludlow killing
The Irish Times, 20 October 1999: DPP decides against Ludlow case charges
The Irish News, 20 October 1999: Relatives reject "cover-up" inquiry
The Irish News, 21 October 1999: SF calls for inquiry into '76 murder
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 21 October 1999: No prosecutions in Ludlow case Call on Taoiseach to revise decision on 'private' inquiry
The Argus, 22 October 1999: RUC decide not to prosecute the men who admit to the murder
The Dundalk Democrat, 23 October 1999: No prosecution in Ludlow murder
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 26 October 1999: Sinn Fein condemns DPP decision
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 4 November 1999: Taoiseach to "reassess'' Ludlow case
The Dundalk Democrat, 6 November 1999: TD's questions about Ludlow case
The Irish Independent, 8 November 1999: Wilson supports extradition of four
The Sunday Tribune, 12 December 1999:
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 16 December 1999: Ludlow family distressed by meeting
The Argus, 24 December 1999: Investigation to include Dundalk bombing and the Ludlow murder
The Dundalk Democrat, 25 December 1999: Support From County Council For Public Enquiry Into Ludlow Murder
The Irish News, 14 June 2000: Ahern accused of ignoring victims' pleas
Irish American Information Service (IAIS), 14 June 2000: AMNESTY REPEATS CALL FOR INDEPENDENT NELSON INQUIRY
The Dundalk Democrat, 24 June 2000: Amnesty supports family's fight for public inquiry
The Irish Examiner, 12 August 2000: When a state turns to murder Book Review
The Irish Examiner, 16 September 2000: Civil liberties group calls for ombudsman to police gardaí
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 8 February 2001: Ludlow movement soon?
The Sunday Tribune, 18 February 2001: SDLP may break with SF on policing
The Sunday Tribune, 15 April 2001: O'Loan asked to investigate Ludlow killing
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 26 April 2001: Seamus Ludlow 25th Anniversary Commemoration Thistlecross, County Louth, 4pm, 29 April
The Dundalk Democrat, 28 April 2001: Twenty-five years on and Ludlow murder remains unsolved
Ireland on Sunday, 29 April 2001: Murder probe review pledge
The Irish News, 30 April 2001: Loyalist victim is remembered
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 1 May 2001: Ludlow family 'know name of the loyalist killer'
The Dundalk Democrat, Saturday 5th May 2001: Seamus Ludlow commemorated at simple but moving ceremony. Treated like a dog and thrown in a ditch.
The Dundalk Democrat, 19 May 2001: Justice Minister meets murder victims' families
The Sunday Tribune, 20 May 2001: Inquiry into Louth murder criticised
The Dundalk Democrat, 26 May 2001: Ludlow relatives have further meeting with minister
Sunday Business Post, 17 June 2001: Murdered man's family says justice minister was `hostile'
The Argus, 29 June 2001: Deputy seeks a forum to process cases such as that of Seamus Ludlow
The Sunday Mirror, July 1 2001: VICTIM'S NEPHEW MICHAEL DONEGAN CLAIMS GARDAI ARE COVERING UP OVER LOYALIST KILLING
The Dundalk Democrat, 18 August 2001: Minister considering ways of proceeding with Ludlow enquiry
The Irish News, Letters to the Editor, 28 November 2001: All cases of suspected collusion should now be fully investigated
The Sunday Tribune, 2 December 2001: Long list of those who want no Finucane inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 22 December 2001: Dundalk bomb victims' families still waiting on public inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 26 January 2002: Blayney bombing to feature in new book
The Irish News, Letters to the Editor, 19 February 2002: The Garda have been getting away with it
The Dundalk Democrat, 23 February 2002: Meeting with Attorney General
The Irish News, 23 February 2002: 'Public inquiry needed'
The Dundalk Democrat, 2 March 2002: Ludlow murder: Relatives draw a blank in meeting with McDowell
The Dundalk Democrat, 9 March 2002: Ludlow relatives meet NI Ombudsman Sympathy but no new information
The Dundalk Democrat, 27 April 2002: Ludlow family happy with Dublin meeting
The Argus, 3 May 2002: File still opened on Ludlow murder - Commissioner
The Dundalk Democrat, 4 May 2002: Dundalk bombing enquiry
The Argus, 10 May 2002: Oliver family now seeking answers from SF candidate
The Times, 10 May 2002: IRA killing haunts Sinn Fein poll campaign
The Irish Times, 11 May 2002: Louth man asks SF candidate about murder of his father by IRA in 1991
The Sunday Independent, 12 May 2002: Victim's family makes IRA murder a key issue
The Argus, 15 May 2002: Morgan answers letter from Olivers' on father's death
The Argus, 15 May 2002: Oliver murder dominates the final days of the campaign
The Dundalk Democrat, 18 May 2002: Book claims to identify Dundalk bombers
The Irish Times, 18 May 2002: 1974 bomb victims remembered in Dublin ceremony
The Irish Independent, 19 July 2002: Fresh inquest into death of murdered man
The Irish News, 19 July 2002: Family welcome inquest 26 years after murder
The Irish Times, 19 July 2002: New inquest ordered into Louth man's death
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 July 2002: Second inquest to be held into the death of Seamus Ludlow
The Sunday Life, 28 July 2002: Inquest to name Ludlow killers
The Irish Examiner Online - Breaking News, 29 July 2002: Call for public inquiry into 1976 murder
Ulster Television (UTV), online 29 July 2002: Celtic League in demand over murder
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 30 July 2002: Ludlow killers to be named
The Irish News, 6 August 2002: Celtic League to fight on for murder inquiry
The Argus (Dundalk), 23 August 2002: Coroner wants the law changed to compel witnesses to attend inquests
The Irish News, 27 August 2002, Loyalist victim's family call for answers
The Irish News, 29 August 2002: Murder bullets lost, Ludlow family told
Magill Magazine, September 2002:The Truth Trickles Out Mystery has always surrounded the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings. An independent inquiry has been set up to look at the events surrounding the attacks, and the bombing of Dundalk the following year. Donall O Maolfabhail reports on its likely findings.
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 September 2002: Barron investigations lead to public inquiry into Dundalk bombing
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 December 2002: Author identifies those who may have been responsible Book on bombing to be launched on Saturday
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 December 2002: Nearly 30 years on from Dundalk bombing and the fight for justice continues
The Dundalk Democrat, 04 January 2003: A photograph of Joe Tiernan's book launch in Dundalk. (See above Dundalk Democrat 21 December 2002)
The Sunday Times, January 12, 2003: Army 'link' to Dublin bombings
RM Distribution, 13 January 2003: Dublin/Monaghan bombs came from British Army - report
Sunday Business Post, 19 January 2003: Dublin-Monaghan: will the truth finally out?
Ulster Television News online, 27 February, 2003: Irish justice group 'furious' over Barron Inquiry
The Irish Examiner online edition, 27 February 2003: Group calls for new Dublin-Monaghan bombings inquiry
BBC News online, 28 February 2003: Troubles victims fund set up
The Irish News, 5 March 2003: Family's wait for murder file over
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 March 2003: Ludlow murder: files to be made available
The Irish News, 11 March 2003: Family 'cautious' over inquest progress
The Dundalk Democrat, 15 March 2003: Plaque to Patrick Mone unveiled
The Irish News, 21 March 2003: Loyalist murder inquiry call renewed
The Irish Sun, 26 March 2003: Report on Ludlow to be unveiled
The Daily Irish Star, 26 March 2003: Inquiry into man's murder
The Irish News, 27 March 2003: Government 'will not keep Ludlow secrets'
The Blanket, 29 May 2003: Britain's Dirty War in Ireland
The Irish Times, 13 June 2003, Inquest on 1974 Dublin bombs to reopen
The Irish Independent, 13 June 2003: Victims and families a step nearer the truth
Dundalk Democrat, 28 June 2003: Dundalk families concerned over Barron report delay
The Sunday Business Post, 29 June 2003: Irish government `helped the British' during Troubles
The Irish Independent, 22 July 2003: AG is urged to reopen inquests into bomb deaths
The Examiner (formerly The Crossmaglen Examiner), 5 August 2003: Victims' families demand truth about collusion
The Dundalk Democrat, 16 August 2003: Date for Ludlow inquest
The Irish News, 7 October 2003: Coroner still awaiting copy of murder report
Ireland on Sunday, 12 October 2003: Top names linked to Dublin-Monaghan atrocity Bombs report names gardai 'collaborators'
The Irish Examiner, 30 October 2003: IRA gets tough on disarmament
The Sunday Independent, 2 November 3003: Net is closing in on Dublin car bombers
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 November 2003: Dundalk bombing and Ludlow murder ignored
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 November 2003: Family feel inquiry will make little difference
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 November 2003: Inquest could be next January
The Irish News, 8 November 2003: No mention of Dundalk victims in Barron report
The Irish News, 11 November 2003: Interview loyalist over witness claim judge told
Ulster Television News Online (UTV), 2 December 2003: TDs to view Barron Report.
The Dundalk Democrat, Editorial, 20 December 2003: No cause for optimism following Barron Report
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 December 2003: Missing files a matter of concern for Ludlow relatives
The Dundalk Democrat, 20 December 2003: Bombing families fear truth will never be known
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 29 January 2004: Family and former British army man hit out Barron "Failed to Serve Truth" Former spy slams report
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 29 January 2004: Family wants truth about murder
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 9 February 2003: 'Shine light on Ludlow files' Family calls for answer Exclusive
The Sunday World, 15 February 2004: Killed and Forgotten How an innocent hero was killed by loyalist murder squad
The Sunday Mercury, 22 February 2004: I've never murdered anyone But Midland terror suspect supported loyalist killings
RTE Television News, online, 23 February 2004: Barron meets relatives of man killed by UDA
The Irish News, 24 February 2004: Relatives of 1976 murder victim meet Justice Barron
The Irish Daily Star, 24 February 2004: Loyalist murder report hope
The Dundalk Democrat, 28 February 2004: Gardai have the Ludlow bullets
The Dundalk Democrat, 28 February 2004: Murder on their mind
The People, 29 February 2004: Ludlow suspect slams loyalists 'Drug dealers make me mad'
The Sunday Life, 29 February 2004: Loyalist terror suspect spurns former cause
The Sunday Business Post (Letters page), 29 February 2004: McDowell and Sinn Féin finance
Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 1 March 2004: Ludlow nephew calls on Justice Barron to locate bullets that killed his uncle Seamus in 1976
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 1 March 2004: 'Murder suspect is after publicity' Family speak out as 'Mambo' denies killing 'Mambo's linked himself to the killing'
The Irish News, 3 March 2004: Murder suspect 'on a sick ego trip'
The Dundalk Democrat, 6 March 2004: Suspect says he was not involved in Ludlow murder
The Irish Daily Star, 1 April 2004: Call for bombings inquiry in U.K. Dail committee reports findings.
The Irish News, April 1 2004:'Cory-style bombings probe should be held in the north'
The Irish News, April 1 2004: Collusion 'likely' according to Barron Report
The Irish News, 5 May 2004: Barron Report Due Next Month
The Irish News, 20 May 2004: Coroner plans inquest despite Garda hold-up
The Dundalk Democrat, 22 May 2004: A Quiet Anniversary
The Dundalk Democrat, 29 May 2004: Ludlow inquest before the end of July
The Irish Sunday Mirror, 13 June 2004, Ken Murray Our Man in the House column: Why the high failure rate?
The Irish Daily Star (Northern Edition), 23 July 2004: Gardai in murder case 'cover-up' Family claims Barron probe will reveal it
The Irish News, 29 July 2004 Southern News Coroner awaiting gardai findings in murder case
The Irish Examiner, 06 August 04: Report on Ludlow murder ready ‘in autumn’
The Dundalk Democrat, 07 August 2004: Family to see Ludlow murder file for first time
The Irish News, 7 August 2004: Barron due to publish report
The Irish Daily Star Sunday, 8 August 2004: Revealed The Shocking findings of report into killing Cover-up Seamus was shot four times in the chest . . . now a secret report will rock Gardai as it probes the botched murder investigation
The Argus (Dundalk weekly newspaper), 13 August 2004: Family of murdered Seamus Ludlow have 'no faith' in present process
The Argus, 13 August 2004: The families of Dundalk bomb victims stay positive about enquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 August 2004: Dundalk families meet judge
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 August 2004: Bomb victims families meet Judge Barron
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 August 2004: NEWS SPECIAL: The Seamus Ludlow murder Murder of Seamus Ludlow shocked the entire country Special report
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 August 2004: Original inquest deemed sloppy work
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 August 2004: Upset at judge's reluctance to criticise investigation
The Irish News, 17 August 2004: 'Christmas' bombing secrets may be told
The Argus, 8 October 2004: Report into Dundalk bombings
The Irish News, 15 October 2004: Garda fails to provide key report for inquest
The Irish News, 27 October 2004: Garda report on murder released
The Dundalk Democrat, 27 October 2004: Ludlow report submitted to coroner
The Irish Times, 27 October 2004: Government to support inquiry into killing of Louth man
The Irish News, 4 November 2004: Barron report to be studied
The Argus, 5 November 2004:Deputy urges public enquiry into murder of Seamus Ludlow
RTE, 11 November 2004: Ludlow inquest preliminary hearing soon
The Irish News, 28 December 2004: Murder inquest set for January
The Dundalk Democrat, 30 December 2004: Second inquest into Ludlow murder
The Sunday Mirror, 23 January 2005: Try to find the truth
RTE online, 24 January 2005: Dublin bombings inquiry 'disappointed'
The Irish Examiner, 26/01/05: State kept bombing files secret, say families
Daily Ireland, 4 February 2005: Dundalk angry at PM
The Irish News, 10 March 2005: Ludlow murder report to be published soon
The Irish News, 20 April 2005: Family 'treated like dirt' over delay of report into murder
The Irish News, 26 April 2005: Inquest into 1976 murder set to begin
The Belfast Telegraph, 27 April 2005: Second inquest into 1976 Dundalk killing
The Argus (Dundalk), 6 May 2005: Seamus Ludlow Inquest
The Sunday Business Post, 8 May 2005: Coroner to re-examine 1976 murder
The Sunday Mercury, 8 May 2005: Do secret papers link this man to terrorist murder?
The Sunday Tribune, 22 May 2004: "There are top politicians with blood on their hands"
The Irish Independent, 25 May 2005: New inquest in Ludlow killing case
The Dundalk Democrat, 25 May 2005: Second hand information not helping Ludlow inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 25 May 2005: Family's 30 year wait for second inquest nears end
The Dundalk Democrat, 15 June 2005: Coroner receives ballistics report on Ludlow after 29-year wait
The Argus (Dundalk), 17 June 2005: Ludlow inquest adjourned to autumn
The Dundalk Democrat, 6 July 2005: Website names the Ludlow four
Ulster Television online report, 5 September 2005: Inquest into death of Seamus Ludlow
RTE News online report, 5 September 2005 17:19: Second inquest into Louth murder
Daily Ireland, 6 September 2005: Suspects known by Garda HQ
Daily Ireland, 6 September 2005: Murder of quiet man
Daily Ireland - Editorial, 6 September 2005: State's Dirty Secrets
The Irish Daily Star, 6 September 2005: 'Gardai did not follow up on murder details'
The Irish Sun, 6 September 2005: Murder suspect list 'was ignored'
The Irish Independent, 6 September 2005: Garda chiefs 'sat on murder report'
The Belfast Telegraph, 6 September 2005: Garda 'quashed' probe into UDA link to murder
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September 2005 22:08:
The Irish News, 7 September 2005: 'Gardai evidence strengthens case for public inquiry'
The Irish Daily Star, 7 September 2005: 'UDA' Murder Probe Call
The Dundalk Democrat, 7 September 2005: Seamus Ludlow murder is now officially an unlawful killing
Daily Ireland, 7 September 2005: Call for public inquiry
The Belfast Telegraph, 7 September 2005: Probe call into 1976 murder
The Irish Independent, 7 September 2005: Ludlow family renew plea for murder inquiry
The Irish Times, 7 September 2005: Inquest told of statements admitting part in killing
The Irish Sun, 7 September 2005: 'Loyalist kill was random'
The Irish Sun, 8 September 2005: Tell us what you know about Seamus's murder
The Argus (Dundalk), 9 September 2005: Identity of Ludlow's killer known to Gardai
The Argus (Dundalk), 9 September 2005: Unlawful Killing
The Irish Examiner, 10 September 2005: Ahern to raise issue of Ludlow murder
The Irish News, 10 September 2005: Minister to raise 1976 murder with secretary
Daily Ireland, 10 September 2005: Minister to raise murder
The Irish Sunday Mirror, 11 September 2005: Publish or be damned
Daily Ireland, 10 September 2005: Letters to the Editor Garda deficiencies run very deep
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 September 2005: Jury was on the verge of a walkout
The Dundalk Democrat, 21 September 2005: We were afraid to talk back Sisters break their silence
The Argus (Dundalk), 30 September 2005: Minister raised Ludlow murder with NI Secretary
The Sunday World, (Northern edition only), 16 October 2005: 30 years on - secrets behind an evil killing Gardai blamed IRA gang
sinnfein.ie (Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin TD press release), 3 November 2005 : Taoiseach must insist on full British co-operation with Seamus Ludlow hearings - Ó Caoláin
UTV news online, 3 November 2005: 'Barron report to be published'
ireland.com, 3 November 2005: Ludlow murder was 'random sectarian killing' - Barron
An Garda Síochána, press release on behalf of Commissioner Noel Conroy, 3 November 2005: Barron Report - murder of Seamus Ludlow
The Irish Examiner - Editorial, 4 November 2005: Family needs a full-scale inquiry
The Irish Independent, 4 November 2005: Ludlow family insists public inquiry is crucial for justice
The Irish Independent, 4 November 2005: Security concerns 'halted murder pursuit'
The Irish Examiner, 4 November 2005: Report critical of handling of Ludlow case
The Irish Examiner, 4 November 2005: 'We think this goes right to Cabinet level'
The Argus (Dundalk weekly), 4 November 2005: Barron report into Ludlow murder due in few weeks
The Irish Sun, 4 November 2005: Storm as Ludlow report is revealed
Daily Ireland, 4 November 2005: Ludlow relatives accuse authorities of not pursuing killers because of fear of upsetting British Family lashes government
The Irish News, 4 November 2005: Ludlow murder 'a random sectarian killing
Irish Daily Star, 4 November 2005: No result in death probe Gardai ignored RUC tip on loyalist killers of Louth man
The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: Ludlow report criticises Garda investigation
The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: A quiet man known for his charity
The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: 'If the IRA had killed him we would have been treated better'
The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: Former senior Garda officers may be called to Oireachtas committee
The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: Former Garda chief threatens action
The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: Former Garda chief criticised murder investigation
The Irish Times, 4 November 2005: Garda stopped from quizzing suspects
Dominic Bradley MLA (SDLP) press release, 4th November 2005
Daily Ireland, 5 November 2005: Ludlow suspect in swap deal
The Irish News, 5 November 2005: Ludlow family call for public inquiry into death
The Irish News - Editorial, 5 November 2005: Ludlow family deserve justice
The Irish Examiner, 5 November 2005: Wren rejects claims of links to Ludlow case
The Irish Times, 5 November 2005: Wren rejects claim on role in Ludlow inquiry
The Belfast Telegraph, 5 November 2005: Loyalist named in Ludlow murder inquiry admits: I Was There But I Didn't Kill Him
The Belfast Telegraph, 5 November 2005: Ludlow Murder Witness Battles To Clear His Name
The Irish Independent - Editorial, 5 November 2005: A different country
The Irish Independent, 5 November 20095: Garda chief vows to clear his name in Ludlow probe inquiry
Sunday Life, 6 November 2005: 'Murder car' man feels like a victim
The News of the World, 6 November 2005: I'm no killer, says 'branded' UDA man Loyalist hits at Report
The Sunday Life, 6 November 2005: 'Murder car' man feels like a victim
The Newry Democrat, 7 February 2006: Gardai were told not to act on Ludlow case
The Irish Times, 8 November 2005: Ludlow family seeks sworn public inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 9 November 2005: Full public inquiry is Ludlow aim
The Argus (Dundalk), 11 November 2005: Four suspected of killing named
The Argus (Dundalk), 11 November 2005: Family’s call for a full public inquiry remains unchanged
The Argus (Dundalk), 11 November 2005: “We’re overjoyed all we wanted was truth of killing to emerge”
The Argus (Dundalk), 11 November 2005: Gardai were ordered to ‘abandon’ plans to interview four suspects
The Sunday World (Northern edition), 13 November 2005: Jim Campbell Truth is out there
Daily Ireland, 16 November 2005: Finucanes call for lawsuit
The Dundalk Democrat, 30 November 2005: Jimmy fights system to get justice for uncle
The Sunday World, 4 December 2005: Gardai did go North
The Dundalk Democrat, 14 December 2005: 30 years since Dundalk hit by bombers
The Argus (Dundalk), 16 December 2005: Memory Lane by Kevin Mulligan December 19th, 1975 . . the day we won't forget
The Argus (Dundalk), 18 January, 2006: Examination into Ludlow case in Dail
The Sunday Tribune, 22 January 2006: Family wants full inquiry into 1976 murder 'cover-up'
The Irish News, 24 January 2006: Ludlow family still seek justice three decades after murder
The Irish News, 24 January 2006: Ludlow family want full inquiry
The Irish Times, 24 January 2006: Ludlow murder inquiry to begin
ireland online, 24 January 2006 11:46:15, Gardaí accused of continually lying about Ludlow murder
RTE News online, 24 January 2006 11:42: Hearing on Ludlow report begins
The Dundalk Democrat, 25 January 2006: Seamus Ludlow Oireachtas hearings Emotional scenes on first day of hearing
The Dundalk Democrat, 25 January 2006: Moloney set to give evidence
The Argus (Dundalk), 25 January 2006: Public enquiry nothing more nothing less
The Irish Examiner, 25 January 2006: Family seeks independent inquiry into man’s murder
The Irish Sun, 25 January 2006: Now give us justice Public inquiry call as family rap loyalist murder cover-up
The Newry Democrat, 25 January 2006: Bereaved families welcome investigation team
Ireland, 25 January 2006: Cover-up at 'cabinet level' By Ciarán Barnes
Loyalist murder victim Séamus
The Irish Times, 25 January 2006: Family Of Murdered Louth Man Claims Gardaí Treated Them Badly
The Irish Times, 25 January 2006: Collusion Claimed At Core Of Case
The Irish News, 25 January 2006: Ludlows stand by inquiry demand
The Belfast Telegraph, 26 January 2006: Call to set up special police team in Republic to probe terrorist killings
The Newry Democrat, 31 January 2006: Ludlow family insist on full public inquiry
RTE News online, 31 January 2006 12:53 Former Commissioner giving Ludlow evidence
RTE News online, 31 January 2006 16:17 Former Commissioner gives Ludlow evidence
ireland online 31 January 2006 17:25:56: Hearings on Ludlow murder told of border fear
sinnfein.ie.news, press release by Arthur Morgan TD, 31 January 2006: Former Fine Gael TD finally admits he was wrong on Ludlow killing
The Argus (Dundalk), 1 February 2006: Family repeat calls for public enquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 1 February 2006: Senior gardai failed to act on tip off
The Irish Examiner, 1 February 2006: ‘Bodies dumped on Border roadsides’
The Irish News, 1 February 2006: Hearing told of 'fear all around the border'
The Irish Times, 1 February 2006: Wren says decision on Ludlow suspects not his
An Phoblacht (online), 2 February 2006: Letter Letters/Mála Poist Fine Gael wrong on Ludlow
The Belfast Telegraph, 2 February 2006: Gardai will ask PSNI to re-open death case
The Irish Times, 2 February 2006: Conroy would consult PSNI over reopening Ludlow case
The Irish Independent, 2 February 2006: Force failed Ludlow family, admits Garda
The Argus (Dundalk), 8 February 2006: Garda Commissioner apologises to family of late Seamus Ludlow
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 February 2006: Ludlow family call for public apology from gardai
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 February 2006: Explosive evidence at hearing Gardai were able to cross the border
The Dundalk Democrat, 8 February 2006: Former TD accused of reducing hearing to a circus
The Argus, (Dundalk), 8 February 2006: Former TD admits IRA not to blame
The Belfast Telegraph, 9 February 2006: Call for Ludlow murder inquiry International experts should be used, says journalist
The Irish Times, 9 February 2006: McDowell reluctant to inquire into Ludlow shooting
Daily Ireland, 9 February 2006: McDowell spurns Ludlow inquiry
The Irish News, 9 February 2006: Ludlow family accept apology
The Irish Daily Mail, 9 February 2006: Call for inquiry into 'cover-up' over Ludlow's loyalist killers
The Irish Examiner, 9 February 2006: McDowell apologises to Ludlow family
The Irish Independent, 9 February 2006: McDowell apology to Ludlow family over State's role
Daily Ireland, 10 February 2006: Ludlows blast state ‘double standards’
The Newry Democrat, 14 February 2006: McDowell's 'slap in face' for Ludlows
The Dundalk Democrat, 15 February 2006: Seamus Ludlow Oireachtas Hearings Moloney joins call for full public inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 15 February 2006: Seamus Ludlow Oireachtas Hearings No inquiry but Minister apologises "Family treated badly"
The Dundalk Democrat, 15 February 2006; Easy to forget the man
The Argus (Dundalk), 15 February 2006: Family adamant on public inquiry
The Argus (Dundalk), 15 February 2006: Minister for Justice apologises to family but no public inquiry
Daily Ireland, 15 February 2006: Coroner calls for inquest law change
The Irish News, 15 February 2006: Coroner seeks new law to notify families of inquests
The Irish Times, 15 February 2006: Ludlow case shows need for inquest notice
Daily Ireland, 17 February 2006: Ex-gardaí under fire
The Irish Examiner, 17 February 2006: Decision not to interview murder suspects ‘political’
The Irish News, 17 February 2006: Failure to interview Ludlow suspects may be 'political'
The Irish Times, 17 February 2006: Barron curious about RUC files on Ludlow murder
The Irish News, 18 February 2006: Relative believes gardai willing to give evidence
The Newry Democrat, 21 February 2006: Ludlow family in Dail
The Evening Echo (online), 21 February 2006: Slain forestry worker's family accepts killers won't be caught
The Argus, 22 February 2006: Publication of Barron Report delayed to try and give names
The Irish Daily Mail, 22 February 2006: Ludlow killers will never face justice, admit family
The Irish Examiner, 22 February 2006: Slain man’s family accepts killers will not be caught
The Irish News, 22 February 2006: Ludlow family give up hope for justice
Daily Ireland, 22 February 2006: Ludlow relatives say Taoiseach displays 'double standards' Family of loyalist victim say they are 'no use' to Bertie Ahern
The Irish Sun, 22 February 2006: 'Seamus killers are scot free'
The Irish Times, 22 February 2006: Ludlow family want new inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 22 February 2006: Gardai knew of loyalist killer File on loyalist went missing after Ludlow murder
The Dundalk Democrat, 22 February 2006: Ludlow family still favour public inquiry
The Dundalk Democrat, 22 February 2006: Anne Marie Eaton, a reporter with the Dundalk Democrat, spends a day with the Ludlow family as they travel to Dublin for another sitting of the Oireachtas hearings into the murder of Seamus Ludlow. From Clarke Station to Kildare Street
The Dundalk Democrat, 22 February 2006: Making sure their voice is heard
The Argus (Dundalk), 22 February 2006: Publication of Barron Report delayed to try and give names
The Argus (Dundalk), 22 February 2006: Family give up hope of getting justice
The Argus (Dundalk), 22 February 2006: Joint Oireachtas hearing into murder of Seamus Ludlow Decision not to interview four key suspects was 'probably political'
The Argus (Dundalk), Editorial, 22 February 2006: State failed Ludlow family
The Belfast Telegraph, 24 February 2006: Ludlow family seek answers over dropping of charges
The Newry Democrat, 28 February 2006: Ludlow family accepts killers will not be brought to justice
The Dundalk Democrat, 29 March 2006: Ludlow family wait nears an end
The Irish News, 29 March 2006: Ludlows await ruling on murder inquiry
The Belfast Telegraph, 30 March 2006: Ludlow campaign continues
Daily Ireland, 30 March 2006: Ludlow family renew call for full probe
The Irish Independent, 30 March 2006: Family slate 'hypocrisy' over inquiry into killing
The Irish News, 30 March 2006: Ludlows dismayed at inquiry decision
The Irish Times, 30 March 2006: Committee calls for Ludlow killing inquiry
The Irish Times, 30 March 2006: More questions than answers in Ludlow killing
The Irish Times, 30 March 2006: Oireachtas inquiry: findings
The Irish Daily Mail, 31 March 2006: Probe into shooting of forest worker 30 years ago
The Irish News, 31 March 2006: Ludlow murder appointment
The Irish Times, 31 March 2006: Senior garda to reopen 1976 Ludlow murder case
The Irish News, 1 April 2006: 'Ludlow family deserve apology'
Daily Ireland, 'Letters To The Editor', 3 April 2006: RUC/Garda co-operation ensured partition
The Belfast Telegraph, 4 April 2006: Ludlow relatives' search for justice may go to Europe Relatives seek public inquiry into brutal killing:
The Newry Democrat, 4 April 2006: Ludlow family look to Europe
The Irish Sun, 4 April 2006: 30-year murder mystery
The Irish Daily Mail, 4 April 2006: Ludlow was tragic victim of a loyalist gang's blunder
The Argus (Dundalk), 5 April 2006: Final report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Seamus Ludlow Senior officer to re-examine files in the case
The Argus (Dundalk), 5 April 2006: Final report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Seamus Ludlow The sub-committee had the gravest of concerns about thre role collusion played
The Argus (Dundalk), 5 April 2006: Final report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Seamus Ludlow Credit given to the family for their continued search for justice over 30 years
The Argus (Dundalk), 5 April 2006: Final report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Seamus Ludlow Former detective said they kept an open mind
The Argus (Dundalk), 5 April 2006: Final report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Seamus Ludlow Committee's deep concern over missing documents
The Dundalk Democrat, 5 April 2006: Ludlows may not co-operate Family to meet with gardai this week
Daily Ireland, 12 April 2006: BOMB PLOT IGNORED Former IRA man says gardaí didn’t act on his tip-off that loyalists were on a ‘dry-run’ for attack on Dublin Airport Justice group calls for probe into claims man warned authorities of Dublin airport bomb plot two months before loyalist attack ‘Gardaí ignored tip-off about airport bomb’
The Newry Democrat, 2 April 2006: A 30-year search for the truth
Daily Ireland, 3 May 2006: Collusion website Group is seeking independent judicial inquiry into state killings
The Argus (Dundalk), 3 May 2006: Night Gardai and Army arrested eight armed SAS men in Omeath
The Argus (Dundalk), 3 May 2006: Looking back on yesteryear 30 years ago
The Argus (Dundalk), 3 May 2006: Asst. Commissioner meets Ludlow family tomorrow
The Argus (Dundalk), 10 May 2006: Ludlows met Asst. Cmmr.
The Dundalk Democrat, 24 May 2006: Call for Taoiseach to look at 60 Irish murders
The Belfast Telegraph, 2 June 2006: Ludlow murder report to be finished in four weeks
The Belfast Telegraph, 29 June 2006: Nephew of loyalist murder gang's 'real target' tells of uncle's flight
The Irish News, 13 July 2006: Revealed — how British threatened harsh sanctions over SAS arrests
The Newry Democrat, 18 July 2006: SAS suspects in Ludlow murder
The Sunday World (Northern edition), 8 October 2006: Exclusive Ludlow suspect in TV interview BBC track down death puzzle Beeb show has new evidence on 1976 killing
The Newry Democrat, 11 October 2006: Mambo in Spotlight over Ludlow murder
The Argus (Dundalk), 11 October 2006: BBC 'Spotlight' programme on Ludlow murder
The Argus (Dundalk), 11 October 2006: Oireachtas sub-committee hearing into Barron Report Relatives tell of their sense of betrayal at collusion.
The Argus (Dundalk), 11 October 2006: Gardai criticised by group
The Irish News, 14 March 2007: Long awaited report on bombings given to Ahern
The Irish Times, 5 April 2007: Families call for "abject apology" from Garda
The Irish Daily Mirror Comment, 5 April 2007: Shambolic probe insults blast victims
The Dundalk Democrat, 9 January 2008: Ludlow family to meet taoiseach Confirmation of January meeting in Dublin
The Cavan Post, 15 January 2008: Justice Denied Belturbet man to meet Taoiseach over brother's controversial murder
The Anglo-Celt (County Cavan weekly), 17 January 2008: Kevin Ludlow to meet Taoiseach about his brother’s murder
ireland.com, 22 January 2008: AG decision on Ludlow inquiry due
The Argus, 23 January 2008: Family seeking Ludlow inquiry
The Argus, 6 February 2008: Calls for public inquiry
The Argus, 6 February 2008: Dail debate on collusion factor in 1975 Crowe Street bombing Implement Barron report say families
The Argus, 6 February 2008: Dail debate on collusion factor in 1975 Crowe Street bombing 'State failed' the victims.
The Irish News, 26 February 2008: Flimsiest excuses' used to block 1976 murder inquiry say family
The Irish News, 28 May 2009: Gardai have closed file on 1976 Seamus Ludlow murder: family
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