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Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images Pat Rabbitte (File photo)

Rabbitte confronted by protestors in Dublin city centre pub

The Communications Minister was followed into by anti-austerity protestors before gardaí intervened earlier this evening.

COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER PAT Rabbitte was confronted by a number of protestors in a busy Dublin city centre pub earlier this evening.

It is understood that Rabbitte was followed into Doheny and Nesbitt on Baggot Street earlier by protestors who had been demonstrating against austerity by Leinster House on Kildare Street.

An off-duty garda is said to have stepped in and urged the protestors to leave the Minister alone. There were no arrests and there was no damage to any property.

A spokesperson for Rabbitte could not be reached for comment.

Last year, the Minister was accosted by protestors while having lunch in Buswell’s Hotel opposite the Kildare Street entrance to Leinster House.

Earlier today: Rabbitte admits Dáil speech on sinkholes is sending him to sleep

Last year: Pat Rabbitte getting an earful – but ‘not from man arrested for it’

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