Definition of the Irish National Liberation Army from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Irish National Liberation Army

; NAmE
(abbreviation the INLA)
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an Irish terrorist organization which believes that Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic should be united under one government. It was formed in 1974 by former members of the the IRA and was responsible in 1979 for killing the Conservative politician Airey Neave. The INLA declared a ceasefire in 1998, and in 2009 it officially stated that it had ended the use of violence.