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Man (literally) dances on Haughey’s grave to protest FF corruption

Vincent Keaney’s YouTube video causes a storm after he films himself liberally dancing on the grave of the former Taoiseach.

A screen grab of Vincent Keaney's video in which he dances on the grave of Charles Haughey.
A screen grab of Vincent Keaney's video in which he dances on the grave of Charles Haughey.
Image: YouTube

“CHARLES J, this is for everybody I know of that hates you.”

With these words, a man named Vincent Keaney stubs out his cigarettes and dances on the grave of a three-time Taoiseach.

In a video posted to YouTube on Saturday and appearing to have been filmed last Thursday, Keaney issues a ‘political call to action’ in which he condemns the debt being burdened on the public by the actions of NAMA and demands the immediate holding of the three Dáil by-elections.

Keaney speaks to the camera from the lobby of Buswells Hotel opposite Leinster House, from the James Larkin statue on O’Connell Street, and from the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square before moving to Glasnevin Cemetary where Ireland’s leaders are buried.

Standing beside Haughey’s grave, Keaney reads the epitaph and then declares:

His kind were pure, honest-to-God filth in limousines – and now his country is paying for the mess-up and mistakes of that filth.

Even the man’s grave-flowers are withered. They’re not worth a tu-penny damn – no more than his memory.

This man, like Judas, sold the country for 30 pieces of silver for his own gain; he corrupted a Fianna Fáil party that was once elegant and important; he corrupted the ideals of De Valera; he corrupted the banks.

And for everybody in Ireland that hates the f**ker, I now wish to do a little act of protest here.

He then proceeds to liberally dance on Haughey’s gravestones, and later adds:

Man, this is my greatest moment [...] Haughey: burn in hell, you bastard.

One of the comments on his YouTube video describes Keaney as “obviously not right in the head. This is an absolute disgrace” while another simply says: “This guy has no respect.”

Do you know Vincent Keaney? Or what do you think about this video? Let us know.

About the author:

Gavan Reilly

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