— Rob Cross (@RobCross247) January 12, 2022
Stiff arms and authoritarianism.
#Otd 1933: Cummann na nGaedheal, the Centre Party & the National Guard, the “Blueshirts”, joined forces to form Fine Gael! Means “Family (or Tribe) of the Irish”. https://t.co/4fosEIDW8Q pic.twitter.com/IkCTk1Zjuh
— Irish History Bitesize! (@lorraineelizab6) September 8, 2020
Ireland’s rump hard right-wing, including actual Hitler-salutin’ fascists, converge to create Fine Gael with hilarious consequences.
Thanks brown suits.
I love that picture of the men that saved free speech for us all from FF & IRA thugs. It’s one of my favourites. Thanks
— Cllr. Jim O’Leary (Dundrum LEA) (@jimdundrum) June 9, 2020
Fine Gael Councillor tweeted at 1.18am last night that he “loves that picture” of Blueshirts giving a straight-arm salute (usually called the uh… Nazi salute) at a rally.
Pretty sure Fine Gael’s TDs will need to start commenting on this, like now. https://t.co/eHBHJVTMaJ
— Carl Kinsella (@TVsCarlKinsella) June 9, 2020
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.
Previously: Sibling of Daedalus on Broadsheet