The ‘old’ verses ‘new’ IRA and an old conceit

Susan McKay believes there is an unrealistic view in the Republic of what exactly was done in the 1920s by the ‘old IRA’. She argues that it was not that different from what the ‘new IRA’ did in the 70s, 80s and 90s. As such, southern politicians should be careful what they wish for.

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