Shannonside TD confirms Dail rat “real”

The Dáil members’ bar closed yesterday evening after a rodent was spotted running through the room.

Dáil members were relocated to the adjoining visitors bar as Leinster House staff dealt with the problem.

Multi-million euro renovation work is ongoing in the building, and the Houses of Oireachtas has confirmed that the “the matter is being dealt with”.

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Roscommon-Galway TD Eugene Murphy was with Micheal Martin when he spotted the rat.