Thursday September 24, 2020

O’Duffy – a darker shade of blue?

The idea of an ex-Garda commissioner in bed with Ireland’s stateliest homo is always one that has given me a fit of the giggles.

9th December, 2006

General Eoin O’Duffy, the man who drilled the Free State’s unarmed police force into a sober, upright being in the 1920s, and went on to lead the Fascist Blueshirts in the 1930s, may have run about with a louche Dublin bohemian set, presided over by Micheal Mac Liammoir and Hilton Edwards.

We’re so cool about this sort of thing these days that O’Duffy’s sexuality was handled as an afterthought in Michael...

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