Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny was silently heckled as he made a speech recently – and it raised questions about his security.
Mr Kenny was in Cork to give a speech about the impact of Brexit on Ireland when a member of the audience stood up and began using sign language as if to interpret what the Taoiseach was saying for the deaf.
However, the language that the audience member used was certainly not what Mr Kenny was saying.
Instead he started by making remarks that questioned Mr Kenny’s integrity and honesty before simply using universally recognised rude gestures.
As it turned out there was no real danger on this occasion as the heckler was comedian Ross Brown. Brown is well known thanks to his work on The Fear and Republic of Telly.
After he was finally stopped he continued to distract Mr Kenny with a silent comedy routine that would make Mr Bean proud – before finally leaving with one defiant message.
However, the question has been raised about how Brown was able to get away with his silent heckling for so long and so close to Ireland’s leader without being stopped.
Take a look at the video below.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling