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IRA.1 In Irish history, see Irish Republican ArmyIrish Republican Army
(IRA), nationalist organization devoted to the integration of Ireland as a complete and independent unit. Organized by Michael Collins from remnants of rebel units dispersed after the Easter Rebellion in 1916 (see Ireland), it was composed of the more
..... Click the link for more information. . 2 In economics, see Individual Retirement AccountIndividual Retirement Account
(IRA), tax-sheltered retirement plan, originally created (1974) to assist individuals not covered by company pensions. Under the U.S. tax law of 1981, IRA provisions were liberalized to allow individuals to contribute up to $2,000 per year (up from
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Ira(ī`rə), in the Bible. 1 Chief officer of David. 2, 3 Two of David's guard.
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the Irish Republican Army; long history of terror and violence. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 1365–1366]
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