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Republican Army or Official IRA (informally "the Officials" or "the
Stickies") is an Irish republican paramilitary group whose goal was
to create a "32-county workers' republic" in Ireland. It emerged
from a split in the Irish Republican Army in December 1969, shortly
after the beginning of "The Troubles." The other group emerging
from this split was the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Both
groups continued to refer to themselves as the Irish Republican
Army and rejected the political legitimacy of the other. It engaged
in military action against the British Army until May 1972. Since
then it has engaged in feuds with both the Provisional IRA and the
Irish National Liberation Army, a radical splinter group formed in
1974. In later years, it was accused of involvement in organised
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