PROLETARIAN HISTORY: 1987 British Forces Ambush Irish Republican Army at Loughgall, Killing Nine

By Mike Talavera Thirty-two years ago today, the East Tyrone Brigade (ETB) of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) led an attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) base in the Northern Irish village of Loughgall, detonating a 200 pound bomb that destroyed half the police station. Shortly after, British Special Air Service soldiers opened fire from hidden positions, killing all eight IRA members as … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: 1987 British Forces Ambush Irish Republican Army at Loughgall, Killing Nine

IRELAND: Irish Republican Army Sends Letter Bombs to United Kingdom Targets

By Mike Talavera Starting on March 5 and 6, four packaged improvised explosive devices were delivered to London’s Heathrow and City airports, Waterloo Station, and the University of Glasgow. The New Irish Republican Army (NIRA) has claimed responsibility for the bombs, one of which detonated and prompted an evacuation of Heathrow airport’s administrative Compass Centre. While damage was minimal and no injuries reported, the successful … Continue reading IRELAND: Irish Republican Army Sends Letter Bombs to United Kingdom Targets