>>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.
Yes. I remembered that after I sent the post.