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October Today in Terrorism

October 31, 1923: Targeted shooting in the Irish Free State

On 31 October 1923 a 42-year old jeweller and father of four was shot and killed on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin in what was likely an anti-Semitic attack.

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May Today in Terrorism

May 5, 1881: Fenians bomb Chester Barracks in the UK

On May 5, 1881 Fenians exploded a bomb at the Chester Barracks in Chester, England: there were no casualties

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Lorcán Owens – Is a return to ‘The Troubles’ in Ireland in the cards?

Episode 89 – Phil Gurski talks with Irish analyst Lorcan Owens on the potential for future violence on the Emerald Isle.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 4, 1976: Murders in Northern Ireland

On this day in 1976 terrorists from the Ulster Volunteer Force killed three members each from the Reavey and O’Dowd families in Northern Ireland.

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How do we distinguish between ‘freedom fighters’ and ‘terrorists’?

The Fenians were Irish Americans seeking to put pressure on Britain to free Ireland and hence could be seen as ‘freedom fighters’. Except that they carried out attacks in Canada and assassinated one of the leaders of Canadian independence. So, are they terrorists instead? Borealis dives into the neverending debate of freedom fighter vs terrorist.

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35 killed and 300 wounded by car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan (May 17, 1974)

The May 1974 car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan demonstrated that the IRA was not the only violent actor: the UVF was equally violent.

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March 17, 1976 | St Patrick’s Day bombing in Northern Ireland

The Hillcrest Bar bombing, also known as the Saint Patrick’s Day bombing, took place on 17 March 1976 in Dungannon. The Ulster Volunteer Force detonated a car bomb outside a pub crowded with people celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day.

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‘The Clerkenwell Outrage’ – December 13, 1867

The Clerkenwell explosion, also known as the Clerkenwell Outrage, was a bombing in London on 13 December 1867. The Irish Republican Brotherhood exploded a bomb to try to free one of their members being held at Clerkenwell Prison.

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Today in terrorism: October 5, 1974 Guildford pub bombings

On this day in 1974, bombs went off in two pubs popular with British army personnel in Guildford that was close to several military barracks.