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An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay

Dyed-in-the-wool Fine Gael members take note.

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ONE GALWAY BASED eBay user has surely come up with one of the most novel ways ever of paying for college fees, selling their grand-uncle’s old Blueshirts uniform.

The seller of the item claims that the “Fine Gael uniform blue shirt worn by my father’s uncle” is in “perfect condition, just needs to be dry cleaned”.

The shirt is listed as being worth €8,000 with bids to start at at least €5,000. The item was put on sale yesterday and as yet no bids have been made.

A badge with the red diagonal cross on a blue background appears to be stitched into the shirt.

The listing claims that the shirt about 82-years-old with the seller saying that it would have “Irish historical, political, and military value”.

“I’m selling it to raise money for college fees,” says the eBay user.

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The Blueshirts were more properly known as the Army Comrades Association and were a right-wing group who adopted some elements common to Facsist groups in mainland Europe.

They were later banned by De Valera’s Fianna Fáil government and the remnants of the organisation formed part of what eventually became the Fine Gael party.

(Story H/T to @electionlit)

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