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Kilkenny pub reports its own bouncer to gardaí after footage of head-stamping emerges online

The incident occurred on New Year’s Eve outside Matt The Millers pub in Kilkenny.

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A PUB IN KILKENNY has reported its own bouncer to the gardaí after footage of him standing on the head of a man was widely shared on Facebook.

The incident is believed to have taken place on New Year’s Eve. The video footage shows a man being held on the ground by one bouncer.

A second bouncer emerges from the pub and is then filmed standing on the head of the young man while he is lying on the ground.

The man is seen to be wearing a security badge on his upper arm, a license, which all registered security guards are required to wear by law.


The management of the pub have stated they have reported the incident to the gardaí.

We at Matt The Millers have been made aware of a very serious incident that occurred on New Years Eve outside our premises.
Firstly, we wish to say, we are completely disgusted and horrified by the actions of the individuals who were acting completely outside the remit of their engagement as Independent Security Personnel, employed by Tiger Security Ltd. These individuals have been immediately dismissed by Tiger Security Ltd.

We abhor violence of any form and are treating this incident in the most serious manner possible.

We have reported this incident directly to the Gardai ourselves, whom we have met and are complying fully with this investigation. We are also in in direct contact with the other relevant parties.

We thank you for ongoing concern.

Originally published 1.48pm

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