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Who are the leaders of the IRA?

Who are the leaders of the IRA?

Chiefs of Staff of the (anti-Treaty) Irish Republican Army (1922–1969)

Name Assumed position
Tony Magan (2nd time) May 1957
Seán Cronin (1st time) July 1957 (acting) 11 November 1957 (official)
John Joe McGirl October 1958
Ruairí Ó Brádaigh (1st time) 24 October 1958

Is Belfast about the IRA?

The Belfast Brigade of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) was formed in March 1921 during the Irish War of Independence, when the IRA was re-organised by its leadership in Dublin into Divisions and Joe McKelvey was appointed commander of the Third Northern Division, responsible for Belfast and the surrounding area.

Was Gerry Adams part of the IRA?

Gerry Adams Sr. joined the IRA at age 16. In 1942, he participated in an IRA ambush on a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol but was himself shot, arrested and sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.

Who is the richest family in Northern Ireland?

Mary Haughey, Baroness Ballyedmond (born December 1947) is a billionaire heiress from Northern Ireland who is the deputy chairman of Norbrook Laboratories. She is currently the sixth richest person in Ireland and the richest person in Northern Ireland.

Who shot Gerry Adams?

John Gregg (1957 – 1 February 2003) was a senior member of the UDA/UFF loyalist paramilitary organisation in Northern Ireland. In 1984, Gregg seriously wounded Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in an assassination attempt.

Who is the richest man in Belfast?

Martin Naughton Martin Naughton is Northern Ireland’s only other billionaire, with a fortune amounting to £1.2 billion. The industrialist is now aged 82 but looks no nearer to retiring. A notable philanthropist, he’s responsible for creating domestic appliances giant Glen Dimplex.

Who were the Provisional IRA leaders in Belfast?

On 24 August Joe Cahill, Seamus Twomey, Dáithí Ó Conaill, Billy McKee and several other future Provisional leaders came together in Belfast intending to remove the Belfast leadership and turn back to traditional militant republicanism.

How many IRA members are there in Northern Ireland?

An RUC report of 1986 estimated that the IRA had 300 or so members in Active Service Units and up to 750 active members in total in Northern Ireland. This does not take into consideration the IRA units in the Republic of Ireland or those in Britain, continental Europe, and throughout the world.

Who was the IRA informer in Northern Ireland?

In 1990, senior Sinn Féin and IRA figure Danny Morrison was arrested in a house in Belfast where an informer was being interrogated. In 2005, Denis Donaldson, a former Belfast IRA man and senior Sinn Féin worker, was “outed” as an informer.

How many soldiers were killed by the IRA in Belfast?

After 1972, the numbers of soldiers killed by the IRA in Belfast fell consistently. In 1972, the Provisional IRA killed 145 members of the security forces, most of them in Belfast. By 1974, this figure had fallen to 40.