Provisional Irish Republican Army


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Synonyms for Provisional Irish Republican Army

a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland

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1) Margaret Thatcher speaking in reference to the IRA hunger strikes in 1981 quoted in Timothy Shanahan, The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009), p.
s decision to distinguish between the Provisional Irish Republican Army, which fought a protracted insurgency against British rule, and its political wing, Sinn Fein, allowing negotiations to end the fighting.
Despite the fact that ceasefires between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Loyalist paramilitaries were declared in 1994, the peace lines dividing the city's communities still exist.
Eleven case studies report on the training methods of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the Uzbekistan Mujahideen, al Qaeda, the Mujahideen of Bosnia, Jemaah Islamiyah, Christian militias, Hizballah in Lebanon, the FARC, and Aum Shinrikyo.
According to the complaint, although BROWNE answered "no" to that question, he had been convicted, in 1986, of murder, hijacking, membership in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA), and unlawful possession of firearms.
But for the guerrilla campaign waged by the Provisional Irish Republican Army during the past three decades, the Orange bigots and their murder gangs, ruling British-occupied Ireland, never would have come to the bargaining table to create this new venture in shared government between the nationalist and the loyalist communities.
In a pre-trial detention hearing last week, a prosecutor said Claxton (26), indicated to investigators that he was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
Applying the principles set out in the first volume, five case studies look at organizational learning in Aum Shinrikyo, Hizballah, Jemaah Islamiyah, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and the radical environmentalist movement as though it were an organization.
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