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Ireland’s rump hard right-wing, including actual Hitler-salutin’ fascists, converge to create Fine Gael with hilarious consequences.

Thanks brown suits.


Gott im Himmel.



Merrion Square, Dublin, May 28, 1935

Gott in Himmel.

Sibling of Daedalus writes:

While researching fascism in 20th Century Ireland I came across this photo in the Dublin City library archive published in the Evening Mail in 1935…

It shows (in dark suit) Colonel J ‘Very preposterous’ Ryan, Vice-Director-General of the League of Youth (formerly The Army Comrades Association later the National Guard, then Young Ireland but always known affectionately as the Blueshirts), presenting “warrants of appointment” to officers of the ‘Southern Dublin Division’ at the back of 3, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, HQ of the ‘shirts.

More women than Leo’s cabinet.

Just saying…


Dublin City Library Archive

Previously: Sibling of Daedalus on Broadsheet