members of the Provisional Irish
The opposing Loyalist paramilitaries
are the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Conflicts this long-running are never simple, so there are many splinter groups including
the *Real* IRA, a.k.a. Oglaigh na hEireann. To make matters more confusing, Oglaigh na hEireann is also the name of the Irish
Republic's legitimate army
. Fortunately, most people have no clue how to pronounce Oglaigh na hEireann, so the confusion is self-limiting.