The Troubles

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Proper noun[edit]

The Troubles

  1. (Ireland, historical) (1920s) The Irish War of Independence and the resultant Civil War.
  2. (Ireland, historical) (Mid 1960s to late 1990s) The continued violence and terrorist, military and paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unless context states otherwise, the term normally refers to the more recent conflict.