Ulster Defence Association


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Ulster Defence Association

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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Northern Ireland) a Loyalist paramilitary organization. Abbreviation: UDA
2. (Military) (in Northern Ireland) a Loyalist paramilitary organization. Abbreviation: UDA
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Noun1.Ulster Defence Association - the major Protestant paramilitary group in Northern IrelandUlster Defence Association - the major Protestant paramilitary group in Northern Ireland; responsible for bombing the homes of Catholics and for criminal racketeering and selling drugs
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
Northern Ireland - a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
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The Ulster Defence Association, Ulster Volunteer Force and Red Hand Commandos issued a joint statement on Friday claiming that disputes would be settled without bloodshed in future.
Republicans believe the threats have emanated from mainstream loyalist group the Ulster Defence Association and other smaller loyalist groups.
High-profile Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, who'd represented senior IRA members, was murdered, in front of his family and in cold blood, by the Ulster Defence Association.
The High Court in Edinbrugh heard details of the raid on the house in Buckhaven - and of another in Kenoway, both Fife - as the trial of two men accused of having links to the Ulster Defence Association started.
Former Ulster Defence Association paramilitary Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair walked free from court yesterday after he admitted assaulting his wife.
The Ulster Defence Association in north Belfast, one of the areas worst scarred by three nights of rioting, insisted its men should stay calm - no matter what the provocation.
Ulster Defence Association gunmen burst in and shot the Catholic lawyer 14 times - one bullet also injuring his wife Geraldine.
Allies of Adair, back in prison because of a vicious feud within the Ulster Defence Association, had to flee Ulster following the murders of two high-ranking Loyalist rivals.
Sinn Fein's North Belfast councillor Eoin O'Broin claimed the loyalist Ulster Defence Association was behind recent attacks.
The Red Hand Defenders - a cover name used in the past by both the Ulster Defence Association and the Loyalist Volunteer Force - claimed responsibility.
Leaders of the Ulster Defence Association - it includes the UFF - met with UVF and Red Hand Commando representatives just under two weeks ago to give their final seal of approval to the peace deal.
David Adams, of the Ulster Democratic Party, which is linked to the Ulster Defence Association and Ulster Freedom Fighters, called for talks with the Progressive Unionist Party, connected to the Ulster Volunteer Force.

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