Real Irish Republican Army Essay

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The Real Irish Republican Army, or Real IRA, is a terrorist organization in Northern Ireland conducting an armed campaign to reunite the island of Ireland under an Irish Republic. The Real IRA has conducted some of the most sensational attacks of the conflict in Northern Ireland, including the Omagh bombing in 1998 and a rocket propelled grenade attack on the MI-5 headquarters in England. The Real IRA has also been at the forefront of improvised explosive device technology; utilizing bombs with infrared triggers, explosives with mercury tilt switches, and explosively formed projectiles influencing the use of these devices around the world. Through the prolonged conflict and the experience of recruited former members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the Real IRA still poses numerous challenges for security forces today and has shown itself to be a resilient organization able to bounce back from constant security force operations against it.
Keywords: Nationalist, Unionist, Protestant, Catholic, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Omagh, McKevitt

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The Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA), or Real IRA, is a U.S. State Department designated Foreign Terrorist Organization located in Northern Ireland. The British Government has also listed the RIRA as a
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