Provisional Irish Republican Army campaign

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Verso, p. The ceasefire was the result of ongoing secret discussions between IRA leaders and the British. Retrieved from " https: Oxford University Press, p. HarperCollins Publishers, p. Retrieved 25 March Wikimedia Commons has media related to Northern Ireland Troubles. Date — The Queen of Crime. Retrieved 12 January During this period, the IRA also launched a highly damaging economic bombing campaign in English cities, particularly London, which caused a huge amount of physical and economic damage to property.

Pan Books. Archived from the original on 11 July The organisation ended its ceasefire in February but declared another in July It restructured itself as a secret army under the command of a seven-member army council whose principal enemy was the Irish Free State rather than Britain or Northern Ireland. The Troubles.

The British refused and the talks ended. Hidden categories: On at least one occasion IRA members traveled to Colombia. Another effective IRA tactic devised in the late s was the use of home-made mortars mounted on the back of trucks which were fired at police and army bases.

A tombstone for British policy in Ireland and bloody milestone in the struggle for freedom, justice and peace. However, many unionists argue that the IRA's campaign was sectarian and there are many incidents where the organisation targeted Protestant civilians.

Revolutionary in Ireland. White, also concluded that, unlike previous IRA campaigns, the Provisionals had not been defeated but had arrived at the conclusion of a bloody stalemate in which neither side could destroy the other. In , loyalists killed eleven more people than republicans, and in , they killed twelve more. Language, Politics and Writing: Adams said the British and Irish governments must now implement the Good Friday Agreement, with progress needed on outstanding issues including equality, policing, human rights , victims and on-the-run prisoners.

As such, it believed it would achieve its aims through armed struggle.