I'm not out to stir the pot here.
I'm genuinely interested to know if some FG people are actually proud of the fact that the Blueshirts make up part of their history.
The thought struck me when I came across this from Dan Neville TD's website: Blueshirts 1934 : Dan Neville T.D.
This photo shows a uniformed man by the name of Tom Neville who I can only assume is a relation of Dan's and the source of some pride for him. This was taken at some wedding back in the 30's.
The next photo taken at the same wedding shows the party receiving the now infamous Nazi salute.
On his website Neville says :So are there others in Fine Gael, like Dan Neville, who are proud of the Blueshirts?it was an association forced into existence by the circumstance that after the 1932 election the men who had establised the new Irish state and who had goverened Ireland for the previous ten years were denied freedon of speech by the mob violence of the IRA and Fianna Fáil supporters.