Provisional IRA


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Provisional IRA a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
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Threats against the royal family have been real, as evidenced by the Provisional IRA 's 1979 assassination of Lord Louis Mountbatten, Prince Philip's 79-year-old uncle.