Danny Morrison looks at what he believes is the end of a very long era in Irish Republican history. He begins by noting the raggedy start to the IRA’s campaing: “Support for the IRA in its defensive role after the pogroms of August 1969 was overwhelming in Belfast. However, support for armed struggle came testily in dribs and drabs”.
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