Are IRA Protestant or Catholic?

Are IRA Protestant or Catholic?

Unlike the “Provisionals”, the “Officials” did not think that Ireland could be unified until the Protestant majority of Northern Ireland and Catholic minority of Northern Ireland were at peace with each other….Official Irish Republican Army.

Official Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann)
Size 1,500–2,000 (between 1969 and 1972)

How many bombs went off during the Troubles?

10,000 bomb attacks
This is a list of notable bombings related to the Northern Ireland “Troubles” and their aftermath. It includes bombings that took place in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Great Britain since 1968. There were at least 10,000 bomb attacks during the conflict (1968–1998).

What is Bloody Sunday in Ireland?

Bloody Sunday, demonstration in Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland, on Sunday, January 30, 1972, by Roman Catholic civil rights supporters that turned violent when British paratroopers opened fire, killing 13 and injuring 14 others (one of the injured later died).

Was Ireland bombed ww2?

By May 1941, the German Air Force had bombed numerous British cities, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland, during “The Blitz”. As part of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland was at war, but the independent state of Ireland was neutral.

Is there still terrorism in Ireland?

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Ireland, attacks can’t be ruled out. UK Counter Terrorism Policing has information and advice on staying safe abroad and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.

What happened at Croke Park?

The spectators made a rush for the far side of Croke Park and shots were fired over their heads and into the crowd. The police kept shooting for about ninety seconds….Afternoon: Croke Park massacre.

Croke Park massacre
Location Croke Park, Dublin
Date 21 November 1920 15:25 (GMT)
Attack type Mass shooting

What was the Milltown Cemetery attack?

The Milltown Cemetery attack (also known as the Milltown Cemetery killings or Milltown massacre) took place on 16 March 1988 at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

How many people died at Jonestown?

Members of a U.S. military team prepare aluminum coffins for shipment to the United States, following the more than 900 deaths in the mass suicide staged in Jonestown by members of the People’s Temple and their leader, the Reverend Jim Jones, Georgetown, Guyana, Nov. 24, 1978.

What happened to Jonestown’s first victim?

Air Force crewmen at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware unload a casket containing the body of the first Jonestown cult mass suicide victim to arrive in the United States.

How many people were killed in the Boston Marathon attack?

During the attack, about 60 people were wounded by bullets, grenade shrapnel and fragments of marble and stone from gravestones. Among those wounded was a pregnant mother of four, a 72-year-old grandmother and a ten-year-old boy.