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Update: Army called in to free half of Cabinet from Government Buildings lift


TRANSPORT MINISTER LEO Varadkar and “half the Cabinet” have been freed by the army after they got stuck in a lift at Government Buildings

Varadkar, along with Phil Hogan, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore , Alan Shatter, Jan O’Sullivan and Paul Kehoe were on their way up to Cabinet offices when a power cut left them stranded.

Varadkar tweeted:

The six were stuck for between 20 and 25 minutes before the army freed them.

This isn’t the first time a heap of Government ministers have been trapped in an elevator.

Back in 2007 the army was called in to rescue six of them – including Brian Cowen, Mary Harney and Dermot Ahern – when they got stuck in a Dáil lift in 2007.

Earlier this year the Health Minister James Reilly got stuck in a lift at the opening of a new HSE facility in Grangegorman.

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- Additional reporting by Hugh O’Connell

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