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Irish stag branded “embarrassment to Ireland” after Hitler masks fiasco

An Irish stag party, made up of between 25-30 men, who donned masks of Hitler near a Jewish region in the Czech Republic have been branded an “embarrassment to Ireland” by an Irish publican in the country.

Frank Haughton, the owner of Caffreys Irish bar in the capital city of Prague stated in a letter to The Irish Examiner that the group should be “absolutely ashamed of their behaviour”.DSC_0075_2009-11-12_14-05-56_640x425

He added that the men, reportedly from Co Cork, hurled abuse at locals who confronted the group over the masks and also made sexually offensive comments to his female staff.

“This was not just insensitive but their abuse of quiet elderly customers who pointed this out was shameful and their vulgar treatment of waitresses as sex objects — words cannot describe.”

The group were said to have later been asked to leave the bar due to their behaviour and speaking on The John Murray Show on RTÉ on Friday morning Mr Haughton stated that they had “let themselves down, let their families down, and let Ireland down”.

He also revealed that he will be hiring a security guard for the weekends at his bar.

The publican told The Irish Examiner that he has had stag parties from both Ireland and Britain in several of his venues over the last 22 years and said they were rarely as “truly repulsive” as this particular group.

“We get quiet ones, good ones, bad ones but rarely truly repulsive ones.”, he stated.

“There are two in the ‘truly repulsive’ category that really stand out and it is with sadness and shame that I must state that both came from Ireland.”

Mr Haughton added that the Cork group – who visited his bar on April 24 this year – should be “absolutely ashamed”.

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