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Brief guides to the political parties and paramilitaries of Northern Ireland.
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Irish Republican Army

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The IRA was founded in 1922, immediately after partition, to fight for an independent Ireland. It is the main republican paramilitary group from which most others originated, including the provisional, real and continuity IRA, and the Irish National Liberation Army.

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