A splinter group of the Irish Republican Army called the “Real IRA” gunned down two soldiers outside a British base on Saturday night, the first killings of British security forces in Northern Ireland in a dozen years. Two other soldiers and two pizza deliverymen were wounded.
The attack threatened the province’s fragile coalition government of Protestants and Catholics.The killings have caused so much concern that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a visit to the base today.
Niall O’Dowd, the founder of IrishCentral.com and the Irish America magazine, was active in the 1990s working out a ceasefire with the IRA and joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Real IRA’s background and their impact on the peace agreement.
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