Ireland owes much to the IRA’s willingness to fight

By Jim Gibney (for Irish News)

In the summer of 1969, when the Catholic people of Bombay Street and many streets surrounding it in west Belfast were being burnt out of their homes by the unionist government’s armed forces in the RUC and the ‘B’ Specials, and loyalists from the nearby Shankill Road, my parents were ushering us children - all 10 of us - from our Bryson Street home to my granny’s home a few streets away in Lowry Street.

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