The IRA and its various offshoots caused death and destruction on a industrial scale in the North-western tip of Europe . Far from being a guerilla war that targeted only military targets, it was a campaign waged mostly against a civilian population. The group that claimed to be the champion of civil rights murdered more of its own people that any of the other groups in the conflict. We will investigate the true background to the terror campaign and the foreign influences: international intelligence agencies that used Northern Ireland as a terrible Danse Macabre. This would overturn democracy and replace it with those who murdered and bombed.