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This morning.

Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Protesters at the site of Trinity College Dublin’s new Oisin House student accommodation block.

The main contractor on the publicly-funded project is Bennett Construction, but mechanical works are being carried out by a sub-contractor, GMG Mechanical.

Unite the Trade Union claim GMG Mechanical are paying workers less than the minimum rates stipulated in the Sectoral Employment Order governing mechanical workers.

Hence the rodent.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews


Homeowners have been advised to watch their backsides during floods after a man in the Midleton area was bitten by a rat while sitting on the toilet.

…Yesterday, Councillor Noel Collins reported the incident to Cork County Council during a Southern Area Meeting, after asking them to investigate the possibility of flushing rat poison through the sewer system.

Cllr Collins added: “I would advise homeowners to keep their toilet seats down when not in use, and to watch their posteriors.”




Mind your bum… after rat bite on loo (Evening Echo, David Linnane)