Seamus Ludlow

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Séamus Ludlow was shot dead near his home outside Dundalk in May 1976. File photograph: Tom Conachy

The Supreme Court will rule later on a bid to compel the State to set up a commission of inquiry into the Garda failure to effectively investigate the(...)

Nephew Brendan Ludlow holding a image of Seamus Ludlow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The family of a Co Louth man, Séamus Ludlow, have lost an appeal aimed at compelling the State to establish an inquiry into the “inexcusable” handling(...)

The family of Séamus Ludlow. From left: nephew Eoin Larkin, nephew Michael Donelan, nephew Thomas Fox, nephew Brendan Ludlow and solicitor Gavin Booth, Phoenix Law. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has given commitments to re-examine the case of a man shot dead more than 40 years ago in a suspected loyalist paramili(...)

Kevin Ludlow (l), brother of murder victim Seamus Ludlow, and nephew Thomas Fox have been awarded half their legal costs in their failed bid to force an inquiry into the Garda investigation into the 1976 killing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was “undeniably acknowledged” that the State had failed murder victim Seamus Ludlow and his family in and around the Garda investigation of his mur(...)

Lawyers for the State repeated an apology to the family of Seamus Ludlow before the High Court. Photograph:Frank Miller

The murder of a Co Louth forestry worker more than 40 years ago was a “callous sectarian murder”, lawyers for the State have told the High Court. Th(...)

 Kevin Ludlow left (brother of Séamus Ludlow) with his nephew  Jimmy Sharkey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The handling of the investigation into the murder of Co Louth man Séamus Ludlow 40 years ago suggests a “scandal” extending to the “highest levels” o(...)

 Séamus Ludlow’s brother Kevin Ludlow (l), with his nephew Jimmy Sharkey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An appeal for the Government to establish two committees of inquiry into the murder of a forestry worker thought to have been carried out by loyalists(...)

Members of the family of Seamus Ludlow (left to right): Kevin Ludlow (brother), Eileen Fox (sister), Nan Sharkey (sister), Michael Donghan (nephew), solicitor James Mac Guill and Michael Sharkey (nephew) in Dublin in 2006 as part of campaigning to discover what happened to their relative. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The family of murdered Co Louth man Séamus Ludlow have launched a legal action in the High Court aimed at compelling the State to establish a commissi(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. She is facing the threat of legal action if she does not order a full investigation into the killing of Seamus Ludlow almost 40 years ago

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is facing the threat of legal action if she does not order a full investigation into the killing of Co Louth m(...)