There could be no negotiations with the i.r.a., much less any talk of a deal with them, he said.
also IRA, initialism for Irish Republican Army, attested from 1919.
also IRA, initialism for individual retirement account, attested from 1974.
masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "watchful," from stem of 'ur "to awake, to rouse oneself."
citizen; wakeful. (1.) A Tekoite, one of David's thirty warriors (2 Sam. 23:26). (2.) An Ithrite, also one of David's heroes (2 Sam. 23:38). (3.) A Jairite and priest, a royal chaplain (2 Sam. 20:26) or confidential adviser (comp. 2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Chr. 18:17).