IRA Border Campaign

The IRA Border Campaign commenced during the Second World War and lasted from September 1942 and December 1944, by which time it had been decisively put down.  It recommenced in 1956 and lasted until 1962.  The first part of the campaign was reckless in the extreme as it risked involving neutral Ireland in the war with the possibility of a German invasion. The campaigns were suppressed under the Emergency Powers Order with internment at the Curragh Military Camp. Documents discovered after the war showed that the IRA had helped in the bombing of Belfast and Derry, and that Ireland's 4,000 Jews were listed for extermination.