A Paramilitary orginization in Ireland dedicated to the unification of Ireland though armed struggle. The modern IRA is the Provisional IRA, being formed in 1969-1970 after a ceasefire by the Official IRA. Originally formed for defence of the catholic community, the IRA soon began attacking military and police personal and even opened up a bombing campaign on the British mainland. Supplied mainly with weapons from Libya and funded by supporters in the US, the IRA is considered the most sophisticated paramilitary group in the world.
The IRA is the military wing of Sinn Fein
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