Blueshirts

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Blueshirts: Eoin O’Duffy inspects a guard of honour in 1933. Photograph: Keystone/Gamma via Getty

Eoin O’Duffy had an unremarkable childhood. Born Owen Duffy, he was the son of an impoverished farmer. His self-serving unpublished autobiography pain(...)

The blue cotton military-style shirt with epaulettes and breast pockets and embroidered shield-shaped Fine Gael badge stitched to the left breast will be auctioned on October 17th

It’s one of the best-known uniforms in Irish political history but the real thing is very rare. An actual shirt and belt of the Army Comrades’ Associa(...)