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cell dance Video recorded in Mountjoy Prison shows Kinahan cartel thugs partying behind bars

Sources say it appears the video was recorded either in late 2019 or early 2020.

A PROBE has begun after a video emerged showing Kinahan cartel gun thugs Graham Gardner and Andrew O’Keefe partying behind bars.

The video, recorded in a cell in Mountjoy Prison, shows Kinahan gang quartermaster Gardner dancing in a mock effeminate fashion as cellmate O’Keeffe howls with laughter.

Another inmate can be heard shouting Gardner on, encouraging him: ‘You own it G, strut your stuff you little sl*t.

“Who owns you? Shake those hips like a bag of chips.

“Show us that ass … show us that ass … oh yeah baby.”

After the Irish Prison Service became aware of the video yesterday searches were conducted of the two men’s cells but it’s understood no phones were discovered.

Sources say it appears the video was recorded either in late 2019 or early 2020 as this is the last time Gardner and O’Keefe shared a cell. Gardner is regarded as a senior figure in the Kinahan cartel by gardaí.

In May 2018, the father of one was jailed for nine years for possession of a deadly cache of firearms.

He was caught holding two machine guns, three revolvers, two silencers and 107 rounds of various ammunition in the boot of a car.

Detective Garda Ronan Doolan said Graham Gardner (35) was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying the Mass card of an individual previously shot dead when gardaí approached him in November 2016.

Gardner was speaking to the occupants of a Ford Focus van that had been under surveillance. Nothing was found in this vehicle, although a hidden compartment was found.

Det Gda Doolan said Gardner had a car key on him that he said was a friend’s spare key.

The vehicle was later discovered in an underground car park, about a two-minute drive away from where gardaí had approached Gardner at the Ford Focus.

The weapons were in a holdall in the boot. A third revolver was in the glove box.

Gardner, of Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin, pleaded guilty at the city’s Circuit Criminal Court to possessing the firearms and ammunition at Quarry Road, Cabra, on November 5, 2016.

Gda Doolan said each revolver was loaded and, although the machine guns had no ammunition in them, they were accompanied by fully loaded magazines.

Gda Doolan told Diarmuid Collins BL, prosecuting, that Gardner’s DNA was found on the revolvers and one of the machines guns.

Both this vehicle and the Ford Focus had previously been bought on the DoneDeal website and subsequently registered

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