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WATCH: One for the rogue

NewsBy Alan Sherry
Proprietor Matt Byrne.
Proprietor Matt Byrne.

A colourful Carlow publican said he is having “great aul craic” after CCTV footage of a burglar breaking in and stealing a number of items before sitting down and having a few pints and some crisps went viral.

The booze-loving burglar broke into Matty’s Pub in Royal Oak, near Bagenalstown, at 2.40am on Saturday, August 27. 

Video footage shows him taking a number of items before helping himself to two pints, followed by a number of half-pints, over a 90-minute period. 

Proprietor Matt Byrne uploaded the video to Facebook in the hope of catching the culprit. The video has been seen by tens of thousands of people and ended up on the front page of the Carlow Nationalist newspaper this week. 

Matt told the Sunday World: “It was great old craic. We’re having mighty fun with it."

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