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Irish Republican Army hotel bombing causes political spat

Londonderry - A masked man entered the Everglades Hotel in Northern Ireland, planted a bomb, and notified the receptionist that it would explode in forty minutes. The man claimed responsibility in the name of the Irish Republican Army before fleeing on foot.

Gerry Adams still being detained in connection with 1972 murder

Belfast - The President of the Provisional Irish Republican Army’s political wing, Sinn Fein, has been detained for almost three days in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville. McConville was reportedly suspected of being a British spy.

Amnesty letters may topple Northern Ireland’s unity government

Belfast County Borough - Amnesty letters sent out as part of peacemaking efforts after the 1998 Good Friday agreement are causing an issue more than 15 years later, and threatening to topple the unity government in Northern Ireland.

Irish Republican Army icon arrested

Belfast - Colin Duffy, alleged IRA Commander of Lurgan, was arrested along with two others this week. The three were charged were membership in a proscribed organization and conspiracy to murder days after an IRA bomb exploded in Belfast in an unrelated incident.

Op-Ed: British government misleads media about IRA-Taliban link

After months of laughing off the threat of an Irish Republican Army resurgence the British government has finally agreed that there might be a problem. The British response was swift: mislead the media and link the IRA to the Taliban.

Op-Ed: Underestimated IRA causes security woes in N. Ireland

Belfast - This week, Belfast police and counter-terror units deployed roadblocks in an attempt to deter car bombs after the Irish Republican Army’s attack on a shopping center last Sunday, in which no one was injured.

UK spy boss refers to Irish terrorists as 'ragged'

Andrew Parker, Chief of MI-5, gave his first public speech since accepting the position of Director General of Military Intelligence Section 5 last April. The speech was delivered to the Royal United Services Institute in London.

Protests in Spain back Basque separatist supporters

Bilbao - Police raids against Herrira, an organization that provides support to the families of arrested ETA members, have led to protests in the streets of Bilbao. Thousands of protesters filled the town square to oppose the crackdown.

Lithuanians overturn conviction of Real IRA suspect

In 2011, Michael Campbell was sentenced to 12 years by a Lithuanian court for allegedly attempting to purchase weapons for the Real Irish Republican Army. His conviction was overturned by a Lithuanian appeals court.

Op-Ed: The patriot games continue — The Irish Republican Army is back

As the world’s eyes are focused firmly on Syria, an interesting series of events is emerging in Ireland; a marked resurgence of the Irish Republican Army.

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