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Inside The IRA – 1994

Inside The IRA
Inside The IRA (Image: Rory Nugent, Spin Magazine, 1994)
Inside The IRA (Image: Rory Nugent, Spin Magazine, 1994)

How things have changed in the last 19 years – and how much they have stayed the same. In 1994 the American writer and journalist Rory Nugent was “embedded” for Spin Magazine with an Active Service Unit of the Irish Republican Army in the Occupied North of Ireland, from December 1993 to April 1994. The British government was so infuriated by the story that they issued an arrest warrant for the editor of the US-based publication.

The link to the original magazine article is here, “Inside The IRA” (page 64). It is a timely reminder of why politics must be made to work.

(Note: the video above is a low-quality version of copyrighted footage shot by the journalist Rory Nugent while writing a piece for Spin Magazine on the Irish Republican Army in 1994. The version shown here is used with permission)

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