Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) Terrorist Organizations // Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)

In 1994, the CIRA broke away from the Irish Republican Army (IRA) to continue the campaign against the U.K. to establish an independent Irish republic after the IRA declared a cease-fire. The group started as the secret wing of the Republican Sinn Fein, which broke from Sinn Fein in 1986. It was one of three groups, along with RIRA (also known as the New IRA) and Óglaigh na hÉireann, that the United Kingdom’s MI5 named as the primary dissident republic factions operating in Northern...


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