VETERAN pranksters behind a spoof heckle at Enda Kenny have vowed to strike again.
A bearded heckler accompanied by a fake election hopeful managed to grind Mr Kenny's town hall meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, to a halt on Tuesday night.
However, the Irish Independent has learned the incident was an elaborate hoax planned by two well-known internet pranksters.
A man who identified himself as 'Bobby Channels' had to be removed from the meeting after subjecting Mr Kenny to a tirade of abuse.
However, a website set up by Mr Channels's 'brother-in-law' Terry Ghusto, who was also present, has unmasked both men as pranksters.
At the meeting, Mr Ghusto claimed Mr Channels was his campaign manager and had just lost his job; his sister had emigrated and his father was unwell.
The pair are understood to be connected to a series of YouTube 'activist' videos.