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Troubles, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTroubles, thethe TroublesTroub‧les, the /ˈtrʌbəlz/  a name used, especially in Ireland, for the political problems connected with Ireland's relationship with the UK. The events in the early 1920s, when Ireland was fighting to become an independent country, were called the Troubles, and the name is also used for the problems and violence in Northern Ireland since the late 1960s.