Catholic Reaction Force

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Noun1.Catholic Reaction Force - a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
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In January Judge William Doyle was shot dead by the IRA while in November three elders were murdered at Darkley Pentecostal Church in South Armagh by the so-called Catholic Reaction Force.
The Catholic Reaction Force said it would kill three unnamed members of staff of each hospital with links to the security forces if they turn up for work today.
Parents were furious children were not evacuated quicker when a suspicious package - a hoax - was sent to Ardoyne's protestant Wheatfield primary by the Catholic Reaction Force. The school is opposite Holy Cross Primary, where police yesterday mounted a pounds 10,000 operation to allow girls to walk to school by themselves via a protestant street without fear of loyalist reprisals.
The chilling poison-pen notes purported to be from a group calling itself the Catholic Reaction Force.
Mr Frazer, whose father was murdered by the Catholic Reaction Force in 1995, said: "In South Armagh 95 per cent of murders have seen no one charged.
The Catholic Reaction Force, which has been used in the past as a cover name for the IRA, also contacted media outlets threatening to have armed patrols on the streets.

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