A Look at the Real IRA (RIRA)

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A Look at the Real IRA (RIRA)
Introduction
The Irish Republican Army has spent the last century fighting for the liberation and unification of all Ireland and the end of British rule. For decades considered the quintessential national resistance movement (or terrorist movement, from a different perspective), as the twentieth century drew to a close the IRA seemed finally to have won itself a recognized place in the power structures of Ireland. It entered into cautious political cooperation with the Northern Ireland government, and declared an end to the armed struggle. At this point, the IRA appeared to be in the final stages of the familiar evolution that has made establishment members of former "terrorists" all over the world.
However,...
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