What is IRA?

  • (noun): Belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins).
    Synonyms: wrath, anger, ire
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Some articles on IRA:

Raymond Gilmour - Early Life
... He described his father as an "armchair supporter" of the IRA, while his mother was reportedly fiercely opposed to their actions ... brothers were kneecapped by the IRA for alleged anti-social behaviour ... On remand in Crumlin Road Prison, he was severely beaten by IRA prisoners ...
French Ship Ça Ira
... Five ships of the French Navy have borne the name Ça Ira ("It will be fine") in honour of the revolutionary anthem Ah! ça ira Couronne (1781), an 80-gun ship of the line, was ...
Harrods Bombing
... had been planted by members of the Provisional IRA, although the IRA Army Council later claimed that it had not authorised the attack ... IRA members had sent a warning 37 minutes before the explosion, but the area was not evacuated ... The store was the target of a much smaller IRA bomb almost ten years later, in January 1993, which injured four people ...
Provisional Irish Republican Army Campaign 1969–1997 - Other Activities - Robberies and Criminal Enterprise
... The Provisional IRA has carried out numerous bank and post office robberies across Ireland throughout its existence ... puts the amount stolen in such raids by the Provisional IRA at around £700,000 (sterling) ... Also in the 1980s, the Provisional IRA were involved in the kidnapping and ransom of businessmen Gaelen Weston, Ben Dunne and Don Tidey ...

More definitions of "IRA":

  • (noun): A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred.
    Synonyms: individual retirement account