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Irish Republican Army

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Irish Republican Army a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
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Usage


In news:

LONDON, Thursday, Sept 20— The Irish Republican Army offered today to renew contact with the international panel charged with supervising the disarming of Northern Ireland's paramilitary groups.
The man's killers are widely believed to be members of the Irish Republican Army.
President Clinton will grant a visa to Gerry Adams, the leader of the Irish Republican Army's political wing, but will not allow him any official White House meetings, the Administration said yesterday.
Britain today invited the head of the political wing of the Irish Republican Army for talks next week in Washington.
Gerry Adams, the Irish republican leader, accused Britain today of being locked into a "war strategy" in Northern Ireland despite 151 days of peace brought about by the cease-fire with the Irish Republican Army.
John Kerry Getting Involved in UK Case Over Irish Republican Army Fighters.
The Irish Republican Army said today that it approved of the pledge by its political wing, Sinn Fein, to adhere to principles of nonviolence when Sinn Fein enters formal peace talks on Ulster next week.
Opening the way for a new power-sharing arrangement in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Unionist Party today approved the entry of its leaders into government with its sworn rivals from Sinn Fein, the political ally of the Irish Republican Army.
Experts carried out a controlled explosion of the bomb, which was discovered in Banbridge, County Tyrone, after a warning by the Irish Republican Army prompted the evacuation of 50 houses.
The Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility for the attack.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander Martin McGuinness have shaken hands for the first time, in an historic moment for Anglo-Irish relations.
DUBLIN — A new Irish Republican Army faction in Northern Ireland claimed responsibility Monday for its first killing and defended the bloodshed as a necessary act of vengeance.
DUBLIN (AP) — A new Irish Republican Army faction in Northern Ireland claimed responsibility Monday for its first killing and defended the bloodshed as a necessary act of vengeance.
N orthern Ireland police rammed a car and seized an Irish Republican Army bomb hours ahead of Friday's visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a one-day trip being overshadowed by an upsurge in sectarian passions.
Northern Ireland police rammed a car and seized an Irish Republican Army bomb hours ahead of Friday's visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a one-day trip being overshadowed by an upsurge in sectarian passions.
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