Accession Number : ADA229928


Title :   Soldiers of Destiny: The Fianna Fail Party, The Irish Republican Army and a United Ireland


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Aug 1989-7 Dec 1990


Corporate Author : INDIANA UNIV AT BLOOMINGTON DEPT OF WEST EUROPEAN STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Prusiecki, Jr, John J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a229928.pdf


Report Date : 07 Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 151


Abstract : This report traces the relationship between the Fianna Fail Party of the Irish Republic and the clandestine Irish Republic Army (IRA). The deep historical roots of their common beginning have prevented them from breaking away from their inflexible traditions and developing any workable solutions to ending the conflict and the partition of Ulster. Significant in this report is the historical struggle with Britain for independence that lent legitimacy to violent resistance; the influence of Eamon de Valera in developing a constitutional vehicle for republican aspirations and the uncompromising of extremists in both organizations that preclude them from moderating their goals to any significant degree.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *IRELAND , ARMY , RESISTANCE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE