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Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists

John Horgan


Terrorism has returned to Northern Ireland. In the years after the Real IRA bombing of Omagh in 1998, violent Republican groups have re-emerged as a major security threat to a region that has for too long been denied peace, stability, and prosperity. Those responsible have many names. They are dissidents, breakaways, splinter factions, spoilers, “residual” terrorists. The Real IRA, Continuity IRA, and Óglaigh na hÉireann are only some of the groups now responsible for a growing wave of bombings, shootings, threats, and intimidation across Northern Ireland. These are the rejectionists for whom ... More

Keywords: terrorism, terrorist, dissident, ireland, real ira, continuity ira, oglaigh na heireann, psychology, strategy, splinter group

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199772858
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Horgan, author
The Pennsylvania State University