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Adams welcomes Ludlow decision

18 January, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Louth TD and Party Leader Gerry Adams has welcomed the decision today to give the family of Seamus Ludlow leave to apply for a judicial review seeking an independent inquiry into his death.

Gerry Adams said:

“The family of Seamus Ludlow have demonstrated enormous courage over the last 40 years in seeking truth and justice.

“The refusal by successive Irish governments to implement the recommendations of the Barron Inquiry and the Final Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Murder of Seamus Ludlow which was published in March 2006, has caused great hurt.

“The Oireachtas report recommended that a commission of investigation should be established into the murder of Seamus Ludlow. No commission of investigation was ever established.

“As a result of the government refusal to honour this commitment the family have now had to go to court to raise their concerns and demand an inquiry.

“The government should do the right thing and avoid a difficult court case for the family by agreeing to establish the Commission of Investigation into the murder of Seamus Ludlow.”

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