While the world has embraced Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams as a man who persuaded his comrades in arms in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) to walk the path of peace, those buried in the unmarked places have come back to haunt him.
What does PIRA stand for?
PIRA stands for Provisional Irish Republican Army
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We have 22 other meanings of PIRA in our Acronym Attic
- Paper, Printing and Packaging Industries Research
- Parachute Infantry Regiment Association (UK)
- Personnel and Industrial Relations Association (est. 1945; Los Angeles, CA)
- Petroleum Industry Research Associates (PIRA Energy Group)
- Philippine Insurance Rating Association
- Physics Instructional Resource Association
- Plastics Industry Research Association (UK)
- Pre-Inactivation Restricted Availability (US Navy)
- Precision Impact Range Area
- Printing Industries Research Association
- Powder Immersion Reaction Assisted Coating
- Public Interest Research and Advocacy Center (Indonesia)
- Passive Infrared Detector
- Pacific Islands Regional Association for Distance Education
- Positive and Innovative Resources A Mental Health Interactive Database (Scotland)
- Passive Infrared and Microwave Intruder Detector
- Pesticide and Industrial Chemical Risk Analysis and Hazard Assessment
- Predator Infrared Airborne Narrowband Hyperspectral Combat Assessor (UAV system)
- Public Information Resources Access Program (Federal Depository Library Program; Washington, DC)
- PC Integrated Radar Acquisition
Samples in periodicals archive:
The Provisional Irish Republican Army was widely blamed for the attack but never formally claimed responsibility.
1979: A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British World War II admiral Louis Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland.
Libya alleges that beginning in the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s, the Provisional Irish Republican Army was given material support from Libya in the form of ammunition, arms, finances, and explosives.
Using records only recently released, McGladdery describes how the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) of using strategy of bombing "civilian" targets in England affected British government policy toward Northern Ireland.
Some of the money collected in the US is finding its way into the hands of the militant Provisional Irish Republican Army.
He noted the long history that the British capital has had in dealing with terrorism from the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
British intelligence report, referring to the IRA by its official name, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (Washington Times)