Fox breaks into Department of Taoiseach and urinates outside Micheál Martin's office
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Fox breaks into Department of Taoiseach and urinates outside Micheál Martin's office

A DUBLIN fox has lived up to its species' reputation by cunningly breaking into the Department of Taoiseach and urinating outside Micheál Martin's office.

A vixen named Sam - who has become something of a local icon in the Irish capital - is believed to be the culprit.

Pest control are now scrambling to find her to make sure it never happens again - or at the very least that she uses the public bathrooms like everybody else.

Sam came to public attention on social media after appearing near Leinster House during Government formation talks last June, and has been spotted roaming Dublin's streets frequently ever since.

In October 2019, an environmental company ran a survey on the building and identified 72 'access points' in which critters of the night could potential enter.

The Department has suffered from a rodent problem in the past, and reports suggest that the halls occasionally smell like urine because of it.

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Rats and mice have been discovered before, but this is the first time an animal as big as a fox has wreaked havoc with Irish politics.

It comes less than a year after a fox broke into the Houses of Parliament in London.

The crafty animal was spotted evading police officers on CCTV and even stopped to leave a 'present' outside an MP's office, before scurrying off into the night.

Sly little devils, foxes.