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Inside the IRA: Dissident Republicans and the War for Legitimacy

Andrew Sanders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641123
eISBN:
9780748652907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Who is the ‘real’ IRA? The Real IRA, the Continuity IRA, the Irish National Liberation Army, the Official IRA and the Provisional IRA have all assumed responsibility for the struggle for Irish ... More


The Split and its Aftermath: The 1970s

Andrew Sanders

in Inside the IRA: Dissident Republicans and the War for Legitimacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641123
eISBN:
9780748652907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641123.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The 1970s was the most violent decade in the history of Northern Ireland. By the end of the decade, over two thousand people had died as a result of ‘the troubles’, roughly half at the hands of the ... More


Discrimination and Control in Ireland

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter studies the three most prominent terrorist groups operating in Northern Ireland from the 1960s through 2003: the Provisional IRA, the Ulster Defense Association (UDA), and the Ulster ... More


The Meaning of August 1969: Calibrating the Standard Republican Narrative

Timothy Shanahan

in The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635290
eISBN:
9780748652884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635290.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter assesses the accuracy of the standard republican narrative in order to arrive at a more accurate account of the Provisional IRA' s armed struggle. The weight of the evidence suggests ... More


Blood Sacrifice and Destiny: Republican Metaphysics and the IRA's Armed Struggle

Timothy Shanahan

in The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635290
eISBN:
9780748652884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635290.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the aspects of the traditional republican world view. The Provisional IRA's armed struggle was embedded in, and drew moral confidence from, an ideology according to which that ... More


The Irish National Movement: Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit

Peter Krause

in Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501708558
eISBN:
9781501712678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501708558.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the Irish national movement. It discusses the most striking feature: the clockwork-like actions of republican groups that, while challengers, escalated violence, shunned ... More


Talking to the Enemy, 1993–95

Feargal Cochrane

in Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178708
eISBN:
9780300194869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178708.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on discussions held between the British Government and the Provisional IRA between 1993 and 1995. By late 1993, Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds was trying to hammer out an ... More


Negotiating the Provisional IRA ceasefire

S.C. Aveyard

in No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096402
eISBN:
9781526120854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at the changes made by the Labour government to security policy and the establishment of talks with senior Provisional IRA representatives, both designed in order to secure the ... More


Soldiering the peace: combating terrorism in Northern Ireland

Aaron Edwards

in Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

A considerable amount of myth and misunderstanding has grown up around security force operations in the Northern Ireland ‘troubles’. As this chapter demonstrates, like all good myths, these ones lack ... More


Fraying at the edges: the Provisional IRA ceasefire

S.C. Aveyard

in No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096402
eISBN:
9781526120854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter considers Labour policy in Northern Ireland during the Provisional IRA ceasefire. In the dialogue facilitated by Brendan Duddy the British representatives made a number of statements to ... More


The Birmingham pub bombings, the Irish as a ‘suspect community’ and the memories of the O’Reilly family

Laura O’Reilly

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the immediate aftermath of the Birmingham Pub Bombings in 1974, the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) was introduced as British politicians struggled to deal with the increasing threat of the ... More


Contemporary Irish republicanism since 1998: the Shinners1

Paddy Hoey

in Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters: Irish republican media activism since the Good Friday Agreement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526114242
eISBN:
9781526136091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114242.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Borrowing on a tradition of radical journalism dating back more than 200 years, modern Irish republicans, in particular, Sinn Féin, have used activist media to articulate their ideological since the ... More


The security problem

Shaun McDaid

in Template for peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086960
eISBN:
9781781705902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086960.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses British security policy in Northern Ireland between 1972 and 1974. It illustrates the changing nature of the threat which republican paramilitaries posed to the security forces. ... More


Epilogue

Timothy Shanahan

in The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Morality of Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635290
eISBN:
9780748652884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635290.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the morality of terrorism and counter-terrorism, and evaluates related republican claims about the Provisional IRA's armed struggle. The ‘total pacifist’ claims that violence is ... More


Politics since 1960

Graham Walker

in Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583119
eISBN:
9780191744822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583119.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The lack of consensus on the legitimacy of the state in Northern Ireland, combined with the neglect of grievances by both the Westminster and Stormont governments, led to widespread disorder during ... More


‘Truth recovery’ and the role of the security forces in the Northern Ireland Troubles

Aaron Edwards

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In light of the controversies that remain about Bloody Sunday and other violent episodes involving the state, this chapter examines three important aspects to the debate around truth recovery and the ... More


Processes of Radicalization: Dissimilarities in Similarities

Eitan Y. Alimi, Chares Demetriou, and Lorenzo Bosi

in The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199937707
eISBN:
9780190236601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937707.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter engages in a systematic comparison of the three episodes of radicalization featured centrally in the book, that of the Red Brigades, EOKA, and al-Qaeda. While earlier chapters analyzed ... More


The evolution of the long war

S.C. Aveyard

in No Solution: The Labour Government and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1974-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096402
eISBN:
9781526120854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096402.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

After the ceasefire the Provisional IRA was in disarray and it struggled because of increased attrition by British security forces. In response, just as the Labour government adapted to the long haul ... More


Introduction to Part II

in The New Politics of Sinn Féin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311444
eISBN:
9781846314193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314193.006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter illustrates the scope of the issues in the transition phase of the Republican and British state peace process together with its clashing ambiguities and criticisms. This portion also ... More


A Tragedy of Errors: The Government and Misgovernment of Northern Ireland

Kenneth Bloomfield

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310645
eISBN:
9781846312519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312519
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The decommissioning of the Provisional IRA in 2005 suggests that Northern Ireland may finally be ready to turn from the deadly paramilitary clashes of the twentieth century to the thorny problems of ... More


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