Tag Archives: Provisional Irish Republican Army

Decade of Half Centenaries: Deaths March 1972

There were as far as I understand 35 Troubles-related deaths in March 1972. As far as I can work out, four on duty British soldiers were killed. Ten members of the IRA were killed, some in premature explosions. Four members … Continue reading

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Another Storey

I give my second preference vote to Sinn Féin. There are two reasons why people vote Sinn Féin. One is that they DON’T know Sinn Féin. One is that they DO Sinn Féin. I know SF very well. I have … Continue reading

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Gerry Adams?

Is time running out for Gerry Adams? Are the Vultures flying overhead. Gerry has a lot of enemies …not least on Slugger O’Toole so if/when he retires or resigns, there will be much joy in that Quarter. But frankly, Gerry … Continue reading

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The “New” Old IRA?

Chat to some friends in the Republic of Ireland and they might tell you about about a long dead relative who was in “The Old IRA”. The word “Old” is important as it seeks to distinguish the original IRA from any newer … Continue reading

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