Origins of Irish Republican Army

In 1867, after wilts and bacterial disease destroyed the crops of the dumbstruck the largely potato-dependant population of Ireland, a pressure group called the Fenians was formed but never succeeded in overpowering the Brits. After almost 49 years, the Irish Nationalist began to launch proposed the desire for independence.

The Easter Rising in 1916 was the first documented statement of the formation of the rebels. Unfortunately the papers referred to as the Proclamation of the Irish Republican Army were revealed to the British and the sixteen members were executed after trial.

The origin of Irish Republican Army serves a singular function, which is to equality and freedom for people living in Ireland. Their voices were projected through peaceful connotations and initially did not involve any violence.

After facing persistent upstream battles in the form of denial for legislative independence, the IRA began to entail a different approach in order to have their muffled cries heard. During the great Irish Potato Famine, more than a million people succumbed to starvation and more than that had immigrated to other parts of the world to escape their treacherous destiny. Originally referred to as the Irish Nationalists in 1842, they forcefully took over the British’s rule of government and under Oglaigh Na hEireann, snuck in arms to attack the unbothered British.

The Irish Republican Army, abbreviated as the IRA, was formed in 1923 to unite the Irish after the Third Home of Bill was created. In the bill, it is suggested that Ireland would be divided into two separate lands, the southern part predominantly consisting of the Catholics. The IRA or sometimes known as OIRA (Official Irish Republic army) had formally been known as the Irish brotherhood triggered the formation of two other groups called the Irish Volunteer Force (IVF), which is the Catholic clan of defenders and, their opponents, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), comprising the larger majority of Ireland which are the Protestants.

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