What did the UDA do?

What did the UDA do?

Originally based in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, the UDA was responsible for political murders of Roman Catholics and prominent republicans, though it claimed responsibility for most killings under a pseudonym, the Ulster Freedom Fighters. The UDA was banned by the British government in 1992.

Does Ulster resistance still exist?

In the late 1980s some former members broke away naming themselves Resistance. It is believed to have joined the Combined Loyalist Military Command, although it has long since faded. In a front-page article on 10 June 2007, the Sunday Life reported that Ulster Resistance were still active and armed.

Why was the UVF formed?

The UVF was formed in 1966 to combat what it saw as a rise in Irish nationalism centred on the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. It adopted the name and symbols of the original UVF, the movement founded in 1912 by Sir Edward Carson to fight against Home Rule.

Is UVF Catholic?

In January 1970, the UVF began bombing Catholic-owned businesses in Protestant areas of Belfast. It issued a statement vowing to “remove republican elements from loyalist areas” and stop them “reaping financial benefit therefrom”.

Did the UVF fight the IRA?

The UVF’s declared goals were to combat Irish republicanism – particularly the Irish Republican Army (IRA) – and to maintain Northern Ireland’s status as part of the United Kingdom. It was responsible for more than 500 deaths….Ulster Volunteer Force.

Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Ideology Ulster loyalism British unionism Protestant extremism

Did the Guinness family support the UVF?

Historian and author Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc noted of the Guinness family: “Arthur’s successors in St James’s Gate were definitely steadfast in their loyalty to the British crown. His descendant, Lord Iveagh, donated £100,000 to the UVF arms fund in 1913.”

What side was the UVF on?

The Ulster Volunteers was a unionist, loyalist militia founded in 1912 to block domestic self-government (“Home Rule”) for Ireland, which was then part of the United Kingdom.