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Prospect of substantive new evidence in Ludlow case demands setting up of public inquiry

8 February, 2006

Sinn Féin leader in the Dáil, Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin TD, has called for the immediate setting up of a public inquiry in to the killing of County Louth man Seamus Ludlow in 1976. Deputy Ó Caoláin made his call after a statement, issued on behalf of a third party from the Six Counties, was read out at the Committee dealing with the Barron Report and the murder of Mr. Ludlow. This statement indicated that new information would be made available if such an inquiry was set up.

Deputy Ó Caoláin said, "This afternoons statement read out on behalf of an as yet anonymous third party, in which they offered to provide information on the Ludlow case if an independent public inquiry was set up is a welcome development.

"The campaign of the Ludlow family for truth and justice in relation to the murder of Seamus demands that the Government leaves no stone unturned in that search.

"I call on the Government to immediately set up an independent public inquiry as the prospect of substantive and crucial new information being made available in relation to this case must not be lost." ENDS

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