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):

Report Date:

1990-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE