Video: Pub reports bouncer to Gardai after video of 'stamp' goes viral

A still from the viral video
A still from the viral video

MANAGEMENT of a well-known pub have said they reported a bouncer to gardai after footage of violent incident on New Year’s Eve went viral on social media.

The footage, taken outside Matt The Miller's pub in Kilkenny on New Year's Eve, shows a bouncer stand on a defenceless man's head as he is being held on the ground by two other men.

The horrific incident was posted on Facebook by Joe Maher yesterday, and has racked up more than 250,000 views.

“We at Matt The Millers have been made aware of a very serious incident that occurred on New Years Eve outside our premises,” the business said in a statement today.

“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. 

“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.”