Irish Blueshirt Michael Patrick Lynch Murdered By IRA 13 August 1934
Published on Aug 12, 2020
The Blueshirts (Irish: Na Léinte Gorma), was a fascist paramilitary organisation in the Irish Free State in the early 1930s. The group provided physical protection for Nationalist groups from intimidation and violent attack by the Zio-Marxist IRA. Many members went on to fight for the Nationalists against the Jewish led Communists in the Spanish Civil War.
On the 11th of August, the Jew de Valera reinstated the Constitution (Amendment No. 17) Act 1931, banned a blueshirt parade and placed Gardaí outside of key locations. On the 22nd of August the Blueshirts were declared an illegal organisation. To circumvent this ban the movement once again adopted a new name, this time styling itself the League of Youth.
On the 13 August 1934 a young farmer’s son and Blueshirt, Michael Patrick Lynch was shot dead by Broy’s Harriers former IRA men – a republican auxiliary to the police. His funeral was a spectacular Blueshirt show of strength, complete with Roman salutes and military drill.
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