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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20091213/tts-uk-irish-ira-ca02f96.html

Citing one "Republican hardliner," the Sunday Times said the "new IRA organisation" -- which wouldn't officially bear that name to avoid detection -- would partly draw on the membership of the Real IRA and Continuity IRA, the two splinter groups which claimed responsibility for the March killings.

not going to call themselves the IRA, so what are the going to call themselves + will there be a competition with the best new name winning a prize? can you enter the new name competition by text message?

ok, all joking aside, this is a serious setback there. most people had hopes there had been an end to the bloodshed. i hope someone's going to post + say this story in the press isnt true, because quite enough tragedies, widows + orphans from the last time.

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Funny, seems to be a word missing from this article.....

Northern Irish dissidents forming "new IRA"-report

Republican dissidents in Northern Ireland have formed a new militant organisation to escalate attacks which have targeted British army and police this year, the Sunday Times reported, citing Republican sources.

A member of the Real IRA reads a statement in the Creggan area of Derry, Northern Ireland Enlarge photo

A spokesman in Belfast for Sinn Fein, the political wing of the IRA, said: "We have no knowledge of it so we can't comment on something that we know nothing about."

Sporadic violence in Northern Ireland has increased in recent months since Republican dissidents killed two British soldiers and a police officer in two separate attacks in March, threatening a decade-long peace process.

The March killings marked a low point since a 1998 peace deal mostly ended 30 years of conflict between the IRA, seeking a united Ireland, and groups wanting to maintain British control of the province.

Citing one "Republican hardliner," the Sunday Times said the "new IRA organisation" -- which wouldn't officially bear that name to avoid detection -- would partly draw on the membership of the Real IRA and Continuity IRA, the two splinter groups which claimed responsibility for the March killings.

"In terms of its capacity to mount attacks, it represents the most potent threat in terms of launching a new campaign," the Republican source said.

In the latest major attacks at security forces, gunmen last month ambushed and shot at police and a 400 lb (180 kg) car bomb partially exploded at the Belfast headquarters of the police watchdog on the same day.

Northern Ireland's political stability has also been threatened by a standoff threatening the delicate balance between Republican and pro-British parties forming the provinces' power-sharing regional executive.

Sinn Fein, the political ally of the IRA, and First Minister Peter Robinson's Democratic Unionist Party, which jointly lead the executive, disagree over the timing of transferring powers over policing and justice matters from London to Belfast.

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That is amazing that they could get all the way through it without using the T word. Makes me wonder if it is deliberate.

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Citing one "Republican hardliner," the Sunday Times said the "new IRA organisation" -- which wouldn't officially bear that name to avoid detection -- would partly draw on the membership of the Real IRA and Continuity IRA, the two splinter groups which claimed responsibility for the March killings.

not going to call themselves the IRA, so what are the going to call themselves + will there be a competition with the best new name winning a prize? can you enter the new name competition by text message?

ok, all joking aside, this is a serious setback there. most people had hopes there had been an end to the bloodshed. i hope someone's going to post + say this story in the press isnt true, because quite enough tragedies, widows + orphans from the last time.

They should know better. If they only looked at what happened to Afghanistan, they'd realise that, very soon after they became active, around 50,000 yanks will invade Northern Ireland.B)

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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20091213/tts-uk-irish-ira-ca02f96.html

Citing one "Republican hardliner," the Sunday Times said the "new IRA organisation" -- which wouldn't officially bear that name to avoid detection -- would partly draw on the membership of the Real IRA and Continuity IRA, the two splinter groups which claimed responsibility for the March killings.

not going to call themselves the IRA, so what are the going to call themselves + will there be a competition with the best new name winning a prize? can you enter the new name competition by text message?

ok, all joking aside, this is a serious setback there. most people had hopes there had been an end to the bloodshed. i hope someone's going to post + say this story in the press isnt true, because quite enough tragedies, widows + orphans from the last time.

the only thing that stopped the troubles was the bull market and it took 40 years into the western bull market to stop it, unfortunately the size of this bear market suggests it will be back and as bad as ever unfortunately. On a similar note exactly the same thing is likely to happen with regards the erradication of soccer hooliganism.

Bull Market = Wealth = Social calm

Bear Market = Poverty = Social regression

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And there was very little crime at the height of the 'troubles'.

There was very little crime which took place without the authorisation of one of the paramilitary organisations as any "freelancers" were likely to find themselves kneecapped or worse. Meanwhile the big boys took care of the real criminal operations.

It's obvious that once the bribes from Labour stopped & the unemployment increased the region would return to exactly as it was before, if not worse since the RUC has been emasculated. This will be Tony Blair's real legacy for Ireland.

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