#CPirishluck  motto of the Irish Republican Army. It means "Our Day Will Come".

#CPirishluck motto of the Irish Republican Army. It means "Our Day Will Come".

Woman of The Irish Republican Army. They don't serve your beer or accept tips. They KICK ASS and carry automatics.

Woman of The Irish Republican Army. They don't serve your beer or accept tips. They KICK ASS and carry automatics.

In 1981, Irish Republican Army volunteers went on hunger strike to protest the refusal of the British government to recognize their political status.  Rather than concede to the obviousness of the political nature of their incarceration, Thatcher did nothing and 10 men starved to death, including Bobby Sands, who would come symbolize fearless resistance to British imperialism.

In 1981, Irish Republican Army volunteers went on hunger strike to protest the refusal of the British government to recognize their political status. Rather than concede to the obviousness of the political nature of their incarceration, Thatcher did nothing and 10 men starved to death, including Bobby Sands, who would come symbolize fearless resistance to British imperialism.

Sinn Fein . A powerful Irish political party that wants nothing to do with Britain. Historically tied to the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Sinn Fein . A powerful Irish political party that wants nothing to do with Britain. Historically tied to the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

March 1 – Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status in Long Kesh prison (he dies May 5, the first of 10 men).

March 1 – Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status in Long Kesh prison (he dies May 5, the first of 10 men).

Michael Collins was a hero of the Irish struggle for independence.  He is most famous for his leadership of the republican military campaign against Britain (the War of Independence) through the Irish Republican Army (IRA).  On August 22, 1922, Collins journeyed to County Cork to meet troops of the new Irish Army. His car was ambushed and Collins was shot dead by anti-treaty insurgents.

Michael Collins was a hero of the Irish struggle for independence. He is most famous for his leadership of the republican military campaign against Britain (the War of Independence) through the Irish Republican Army (IRA). On August 22, 1922, Collins journeyed to County Cork to meet troops of the new Irish Army. His car was ambushed and Collins was shot dead by anti-treaty insurgents.

Young girl skips past patrolling British soldiers from the Gloucester Regiment, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1972 by Oliver Morris/Getty

Young girl skips past patrolling British soldiers from the Gloucester Regiment, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1972 by Oliver Morris/Getty

female member of the IRA - northern ireland, 1972

Details about Cumann na mBan Irish Republican Army Northern Ireland 1972 The Troubles Photo

“Your Brothers are Fighting. Why aren’t you?” - Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) poster from the early 1970s

“Your Brothers are Fighting. Why aren’t you?” - Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) poster from the early 1970s

The Projected Recoilless Improvised Grenade (PRIG) was a shoulder fired weapon developed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) for use against lightly armored vehicles. It is perhaps the most ingenious example of kitchen cupboard improvisation to date. The launcher consisted of a length of steel tube adapted to accept a charge of black powder …   Read More …

The Projected Recoilless Improvised Grenade (PRIG) was a shoulder fired weapon developed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) for use against lightly armored vehicles. It is perhaps the most ingenious example of kitchen cupboard improvisation to date. The launcher consisted of a length of steel tube adapted to accept a charge of black powder … Read More …

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