The Provisional IRA killed more than 1,700 people during a 25-year campaign
Fifty years ago, the sparks of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland ignited the Troubles and the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) was born.
The organisation killed more than 1,700 people during a 25-year campaign that followed, before calling a ceasefire.
"All sides inflicted pain and suffering," said veteran republican and former PIRA prisoner Sean Murray.
"I never ever want to see that inflicted upon any other generation."
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14 Aug 2019