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Exclusive Podcast: The Battle of the Bogside & the emergence of the Provisional IRA: The Troubles Part III

   Hey folks apologies of the delay on releasing this episode - I have been sick 

Part III of my exclusive series on the Troubles explores the events of 1969, which marked a critical turning point in the history of Northern Ireland. Major clashes in Derry, known as the Battle of the Bogside, ignited widespread unrest and garnered international attention. We will also look at how the spread of protests across the north underscored the deep-seated tensions in the region, pushing Northern Ireland to the brink.

Amidst this turmoil, the Republican movement faced internal divisions. Growing discontent led to a split in the IRA, resulting in the formation of the Provisional IRA. More militant and uncompromising in their approach, they would go on to play a central role in the Troubles. This episode explains how they emerged.

This Part III of my exclusive series is structured around interviews with Dr. Brian Hanley from the History Department of Trinity College Dublin. You can listen to Part 1 and Part II here.

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