9" IRA VOLUNTEER SCULPTURE Ireland Irish Republican IRA

9" CARICATURE SCULPTURE OF PROVISIONAL IRA VOLUNTEER by World Renowned Belfast Sculptor Anto Brennan

Large hand cast and hand painted figure of an IRA Volunteer measuring 9" tall and standing at attention. Made to order, this statue is an online exclusive to Celtic Craft Works. The piece bares the trademark stamp of the artist.

The Provisional Irish Republican Army ( IRA ) is an Irish republican paramilitary organisation whose aim was to remove Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom and bring about a united Ireland by force of arms and political persuasion. It emerged out of the December 1969 split of the Irish Republican Army due to differences over ideology and over how to respond to violence against the nationalist community. This violence had followed the community's demands for civil rights in 1968 and 1969, which met with resistance from the unionist community and from the authorities, and culminated in the 1969 Northern Ireland riots . The IRA conducted an armed campaign, primarily in Northern Ireland but also in England, over the course of which is believed to have been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,800 people. The dead included around 1,100 members of the British security forces, and about 630 civilians. The IRA itself lost 275 – 300 members, of an estimated 10,000 total over the thirty-year
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