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Ireland’s biggest and most iconic fascist movement, the Blueshirts (and later splinter, the Greenshirts), was founded in 1932. Many of the Blueshirts went on to fight for Franco on the fascist side of the Spanish Civil War as the Irish Brigade, led by Eoin O’Duffy. As the Blueshirts made up a portion of the Irish political party, Fine Gael, the party and it’s members to this day are often nicknamed blueshirts.