>Internment is imprisonment without trial. It was used in the Republic
>during WWII when Allied and German military personnel, usually airmen and
>sailors, landed in Ireland. They were interned in the Curragh military camp
>for the duration of the war.
>More recently, internment was introduced in Northern Ireland, about 1970
>(I'm not sure of the exact date), when suspected terrorists and/or
>sympathisers were rounded up and interned, some for five or six years.
Aha! So, off the top of my head, it would be similar to what America
did to people of Japanese descent during WWII.
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