Provisional IRA


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Noun1.Provisional IRA - 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
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
Sinn Fein - an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army
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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The last British soldier to be killed by the Provisional IRA is buried in Market Drayton.
ONE of the founding members of the Provisional IRA has died at the age of 97.
The confidential report, dated February 4 1987 and compiled for officials in Iveagh House in Dublin, said: "The Bishop has picked up a rumour that Gerry Adams is currently trying to put together a set of proposals which would enable the Provisional IRA to call a halt to their paramilitary campaign.
Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the provisional IRA, is hostile to the dissident groups and has condemned the shooting.
The group, which has not mounted the kind of sustained campaign waged by the larger Provisional IRA from the 1970s through the '90s, is considered to be dangerous again by U.K.
THE Provisional IRA's ruling army council still operate, a security service report says.
The Democratic Unionists failed in a bid for a four-week adjournment of the Northern Ireland Assembly after police said members of the Provisional IRA shot a man dead in East Belfast.
Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party have voted to withdraw from Northern Ireland's power-sharing government over claims the Provisional IRA still exist.
THE Ulster Unionists have voted to withdraw from the Executive over claims the Provisional IRA still exists.
Sinn Fein was historically linked with the Provisional IRA and has been the second-largest political party in Northern Ireland since 2011.
THE Provisional IRA has effectively ceased to exist and poses no future threat, the authors of a major report revealed.
It was one of many bombings carried out by the provisional IRA during their campaign in the 1970s.

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