Committee Name: The Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Organ: United Kingdom National Security Apparatus (UKNSA), 1918
Undersecretary-General: Georgina Kenchington
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Charlotte Phillips
Chair and Crisis Manager: Avery League and Owen Hayes
The Topic Abstract for this committee can be accessed here.
A Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the Irish Republican Army! In this committee, we will primarily be representing the original branch of the notorious armed movement for Irish independence that was in operation during the Anglo-Irish War of 1919-1921. As part of the broader United Kingdom National Security Apparatus (UKNSA), we will be functioning in tandem with four other committees, namely the British House of Commons, the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, the British Secret Intelligence Service, and the Royal Irish Constabulary. Since all four of these committees are various implementations of British rule, they will all ultimately be seeking to prevent the IRA from achieving its primary goal of Irish sovereignty.
Accordingly, this committee must be prepared to act dynamically and unilaterally to fight the oppression of the Irish people. The IRA was infamous for its willingness to incite violence to achieve political ends, and was not the kind of organization that waited for war to officially be declared before taking extreme action. This committee can expect to be the catalyst for many crises that will have resounding effects across the UKNSA. However, the IRA often also found itself fractured into factions, meaning delegates should be prepared to take creative and bold individual actions to achieve personal goals. Delegates should develop a working knowledge of the political climate and technology of early 20th century Britain and Ireland, and be prepared to implement that knowledge in innovative ways to solve complicated and fast paced crises that result from direct competition with other committees as well as each other.
I am excited to be serving as your chair, and cannot wait to see what you can achieve as the representatives of the IRA.
Chair, Irish Republican Army