Provisional

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Provisional

Temporary; not permanent. Tentative, contingent, preliminary.

A provisional civil service appointment is a temporary position that fills a vacancy until a test can be properly administered and statutory requirements can be fulfilled to make a permanent appointment.

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DAAD was previously used by the Provisional IRA to claim a number of murders.
Its members see themselves as Irish republican purists, accusing the Provisional IRA of selling short republican ideals.
A: The Real IRA emerged out of a row in 1997 over a ceasefire called by the Provisional IRA to get Sinn Fein involved in talks which eventually led to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.