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Tuesday, 22nd September 2020

Ó Murchú welcomes investigation into 1976 death of Seamus Ludlow

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Louth TD Ruairí Ó Murchú with members of the Ludlow family and solicitor Gavin Booth following the press conference today.

The announcement that former Bedfordshire Chief Constable Jon Boutcher is to lead a full independent cross-border investigation into the death of Dundalk man Seamus Ludlow has been welcomed by Louth Sinn Féin TD Ruairí Ó Murchú.

Deputy Ó Murchú has been involved in the family’s campaign for justice for Mr Ludlow and he attended a press conference earlier today at the Lisdoo Bar when the investigation was announced.

The Lisdoo was the last place Mr Ludlow was seen alive before he was killed a short distance away at Mountpleasant in 1976.

The Louth deputy said: “This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the Ludlow family and their representatives going back many years.

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“I know they are very pleased to make the announcement today that Mr Boutcher will head up an independent investigation, North and South of the border, into what happened to Mr Ludlow and that is a hugely welcome development.

“The family have been clear about what they wanted from the outset – they wanted the truth about what happened to Seamus to be brought out into the public domain.

“…There have been failings North and South, both political and policing, in relation to the Ludlow case, right up to the present day.

“I hope that all those connected with the investigations will co-operate with this inquiry in every way possible.

“Every and all resources should be given to this inquiry so there will be no further impediments to the Ludlow’s family’s four-decade long quest for the truth.”

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