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Dorset Street Flats

Dead rat thrown into Dublin City Council offices during protests

The council said it “is not the way we would like to engage.”

A DEAD RAT was thrown into a Dublin City Council housing office yesterday during a protest.

The incident occurred when residents of the Dorset Street Flats complex protested outside the Parnell Street offices of the council about a rat infestation in the flats.

During the protest, the dead rodent was thrown into the office.

The council said in a statement that this incident was “regretful”.

Regretfully this protest involved a dead rat being thrown into the offices which is not the way we would like to engage.

The council confirmed that a number of individual complaints have been received over the last number of weeks and these were “being dealt with on a case by case basis”.

The council said it had received 14 more complaints yesterday.

“These units were inspected yesterday afternoon and baited and will form part of the ongoing monitoring involved in an eradication cycle of vermin which is usually in the region of two weeks.

The main drains and sewers in the complex were baited again today and will be monitored.

“Further works to prevent vermin entering the individual units in the future will be completed as soon as the city council is confident that any infestation has been eradicated.”

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