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Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)

group name

Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA). It is also known as the Continuity Army Council and Volunteers of Ireland.


Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The CIRA is active mainly in Belfast and the border with the Republic of Ireland.

stated purpose

The CIRA seeks a united, republican Ireland and an end to the British administration of Northern Ireland.


Around 50. Some CIRA members have been convicted of criminal charges. Police counterterrorist operations have also reduced the group's...

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