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What does PIRA stand for?

PIRA stands for Provisional Irish Republican Army

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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.
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.
British intelligence report, referring to the IRA by its official name, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (Washington Times)