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A Broad Church
A Broad Church

A Broad Church

The Provisional IRA in the Republic of Ireland, 1969–1980


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781785372452

Rights: US & CA

Irish Academic Press (Apr 2019)
Merrion Press

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This groundbreaking book is the first to detail, with startling new revelations, just how integral the Republic of Ireland was to the Provisional IRA's campaign. The sheer level of sympathy and support that existed for militant republicanism demonstrates that the longevity of the 'Troubles' was due in large part to this widespread tolerance and aid. Former IRA volunteers attest to in interviews and previously unpublished accounts of training camps in the Republic. Juried courts for IRA suspects were phased out as both juries and judges were regularly acquitting republicans in cases of blatant IRA activity. The extent of activity, training, financing, demonstrations and goodwill for the IRA in the Irish Republic is rarely if ever acknowledged in Irish mainstream media or the education curriculum. This book will dramatically change that view forever.


" …a fresh look at IRA support in modern era." —Limerick Leader

"Ó Faoleán shines a torch into previously unchartered territory." —Sunday World

Author Biography

Gearóid ó Faoleán was awarded a PhD in Modern Irish History from the University of Limerick in 2014 and currently works in scholarly publishing in London. He is a member of the Oral History Network of Ireland and The Irish Association of Professional Historians.