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Irish FAQ: Glossary [10/10]
Section - 5) NI Paramilitaries

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	IRA		Irish Republican Army; also known as the
			Provisionals or the Provos; main republican
			terrorist group

	Army		IRA body that (apparently) makes policy and
	Council		can only be overruled by an Army Convention
			(all members or delegated members)

	INLA		Irish National Liberation Army; another
			republican terrorist group

	IPLO		Irish People's Liberation Organisation;
			another republican terrorist group, splintered
			from the INLA; now thought defunct

	UDA		Umbrella group for various loyalist paramilitary
			and terror groups

	UVF		Ulster Volunteer Force; a loyalist terror group

	UFF		a loyalist terror group; a cover name for the
			UDA

	Red Hand	a loyalist terror group; often said to be a
	Commandos	cover name for the UVF

	CLMC		Combined Loyalist Military Command;
			seems to speak for loyalist terror groups;
			apparently they broke up recently

	CIRA		Continuity IRA; breakaway associated with
			Republican Sinn Féin; (Óglaigh na hÉireann
			Leanunachas in Irish)

	CAC		Continuity Army Council;
			apparently the CIRA equivalent of the IRA's
			Army Council (see above)

	RIRA		Real IRA; splinter group that disagreed
			with IRA's ceasefire and "constitutionalism"

	LVF		Loyalist Volunteer Force; extremist loyalist
			terror group

	ÓnhÉ		Óglaigh na hÉireann (the Irish Volunteers);
			often used by republicans to refer to the IRA;
			lately used by RIRA to refer to themselves

	Chuckies	supporters of the (provisional) IRA and Sinn Féin
			(from "tiocfaidh ár lá", republican slogan,
			meaning "our day will come", pronounced roughly
			"chucky hour law")

	Stickies	supporters of the old "Official" IRA and
			Sinn Féin (now Workers Party)

	Taig		derogotary term for Catholic and/or Nationalist,
			derived from Irish name Tadhg

	Hun		derogotary term for "Protestant" and/or Unionist


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