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Dolours Price

Dolours Price

Dolours Price

Women played key roles in IRA operations but 'let the men take lead' and none has spoken out about the rape and sexual abuse that took place in the organisation.

One of the iconic images of the Troubles was of a young IRA woman in dark skirt and jacket, facing away from the camera and pointing an Armalite rifle on a Belfast street corner taken in the 1970s. It was an image repeatedly used as both a symbol of the IRA and of the supposed equality within its ranks. That image, the Mairia Cahill affair has disclosed, was a myth.


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