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Irish Republican Army

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) (Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann) was an Irish republican revolutionary military organisation. It was descended from the Irish Volunteers, an organisation established on 25 November 1913 that staged the Easter Rising in April 1916. In 1919, the Irish Republic that had been proclaimed during the Easter Rising was formally established by an elected assembly (Dáil Éireann), and the Irish Volunteers were recognised by Dáil Éireann as its legitimate army. Thereafter, the IRA waged a guerrilla campaign against British rule in Ireland in the 1919–21 Irish War of Independence.

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List Of Assassinations And Assassination Attempts
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Irish Republican Army - In Poetry
... It also shows the extent to which an Irish man was interrogated by British Police and how he failed to be able to answer their questions due to a language barrier ...
Burials At Glasnevin Cemetery
... hunger strike in 1917 Kevin Barry - a medical student executed by the British for his role in the Irish War of Independence ... Human rights campaigner turned Irish revolutionary, executed by the British in 1916.2 Robert Erskine Childers - Irish Nationalist and writer, executed by the ... Mary "Molly" Alden Childers - Irish Nationalist and wife of Robert Erskine Childers J ...
List Of Irish Uprisings
... This is a list of uprisings by Irish people against English and British claims of sovereignty in Ireland ... After the United Irishmen Rebellion such uprisings became more revolutionary and republican in nature ... the partition of Ireland and the creation of the autonomous Irish Free State in 26 of the island's 32 counties in 1922, most but not all subsequent insurgent activity occurred ...
List Of Terrorist Incidents, 2000 - June
... Hammersmith Bridge has been the target of multiple Irish Republican Army (IRA) attacks in the past ... The Continuity Irish Republican Army claims responsibility but police believe that the Real Irish Republican Army are the true perpetrators ...

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