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Noun1.RIRA - a radical terrorist group that broke away in 1997 when the mainstream Provisional IRA proposed a cease-fire; has continued terrorist activities in opposition to any peace agreement
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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RIRA chiefs have vowed to take revenge on those responsible for the attack on Vinnie, whose 32-year-old brother Alan was shot dead in 2012.
A RIRA spokesperson denied his organisation killed O'Connor.
A statement purporting to be from the newly-reformed RIRA read: "The recent knife attack on a well-known republican has sparked outrage among the newly-reformed RIRA in Dublin.
A source last night said: "The gang that once ruled North Dublin was run by slain RIRA boss Alan Ryan.
The source said: "They used to think that they were invincible when they had the backing and protection from the RIRA guys in the North.
Now the four accused, Liam Rainey, 30, Gerard McCrory, 32, Harry Fitzsimons, 35 and Thomas Tolan, 32, who share a landing with other RIRA inmates, are working together to bring the system down.
Another RIRA leader wanted to shoot a policeman in Londonderry, but McKevitt rejected that because the plan was not sufficiently spectacular.
Prosecution have alleged that the Ealing bomb - which exploded around midnight - was the second of three blasts planned by the RIRA during 2001.
Seamus Daly, 44, is on remand in prison over the RIRA atrocity in 1998 in which 29 people, including a mum expecting twins, were killed in the Co Tyrone town.
It is no wonder that other former associates of slain RIRA boss Alan Ryan have now gone to ground fearing they might be next on the hit list after Declan Smith.
O'Connor had been arrested with three other men in Monaghan and charged with RIRA membership.
The statement comes from the faction led by RIRA founder Michael McKevitt who has been talking about a ceasefire for some months.