The IRA and American funding
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Shannon, James M.
Examines the alleged flow of money and materiel from the Irish-American community to the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
For years Northern Ireland was torn by violent political and ethnic turmoil. The fighting between the pro-British, predominantly Protestant Unionists and the Irish Roman-Catholic Nationalists claimed thousands of lives, with tens of thousands more maimed or injured by acts of terror and urban warfare. The majority of the violence was carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army, a paramilitary group that utilized terrorist tactics in an attempt to end British rule of Northern Ireland. While many in the United States viewed the IRA as a terrorist organization, some Irish-Americans regarded its fighters as heroes, and provided a steady stream of guns, money and materiel to the IRA's bloody campaign against the British. In this episode, host Peter Krogh sits down with Irish-American Congressman James M. Shannon and Martin Galvin of Northern Irish Aid, a fund-raising group accused of supporting the IRA, to discuss the IRA, its alleged Irish-American connection, and the problem of Northern Ireland.
Europe; Western Europe; Northern Ireland; United Kingdom;
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