A 1994 Lotto jackpot winner, Vincent Keaney, has posted footage of himself dancing on the grave of one of Ireland's best known corrupt politicans, Charlie Haughey. He dedicated it to all of the Irish people "who hate the fucker", but presumably not to all of the fuckers who voted for Haughey - time and time again - during his overlong and corrupt lifetime.
So is dancing on Haughey's grave an effective form of protest? Whatever about that, it seems to have created a bit of a stir anyway, at least on Joe Duffy's Liveline programme. As I work for a living, I didn't hear all the fuss when shocked layabouts phoned up Joe to express their disgust at the Boss's final plot being utilised in such a fashion. I've no strong feelings on it one way or the other, aside from the fact that anything that causes indignation in Liveline listeners can't be such a bad thing.
Haughey, though, wasn't the first slippery chancer and opportunist to defile our rotten little republic - that's a grand tradition that goes back to Dev. And we all know that Haughey won't be the last, with plenty of them still stalking terra firma, rather than reposing below it.
If Keaney hangs around long enough, he'll be a busier man than Michael Flately.
Dancing on Haughey's grave.
It goes on a bit, but you get the idea:
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