Seamus Ludlow

Seamus Ludlow family welcome cross party Dáil motion by Louth TD Gerry Adams

Motion calls on Government to implement commissions of investigation

Donard McCabe

Reporter:

Donard McCabe

Seamus Ludlow family welcome cross party Dáil motion by Louth TD Gerry Adams

Seamus Ludlow family welcome cross party Dáil motion by Louth TD Gerry Adams

The family of Seamus Ludlow have commended a cross party Dáil motion prepared by Louth TD Gerry Adams, calling on the Government to implement the Oireachtas Sub Committee's 2006 recommendations of  two commissions of investigation. 

In a statement issued over the weekend, Michael Donegan, nephew of Seamus Ludlow said that on behalf of the family and their campaign for justice for their murdered uncle they commended the motion and said that:

"We would hope that with these two commissions of investigation that we could make great strides towards the truth and justice that have long been denied to Uncle Seamus and his family.

"To that end we support the cross party Dail motion and we call for support across all parties."

The text of the draft motion was agreed with the Ludlow family before being shared with other Dáil parties and Louth representatives Gerry Adams said in a statement released over the weekend.

In the statement, Gerry Adams said:

“I want to commend the courage and resolve of the family of Seamus Ludlow who have been campaigning for truth and justice for 43 years.  Despite the many lies that were told and the obstacles that have been placed in their way the Ludlow family have remained steadfast.

"The report by the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence & Women’s Rights into the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Murder of Seamus Ludlow (Barron Report) published in March 2006 called for two Commissions of Investigation to be established.

"Sinn Féin has begun the process of speaking to the other Dáil parties seeking their support for the motion.

"Our objective is to secure cross party support for the motion which is calling on the government to implement the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee for two Commissions of Investigation.”