Concerns Raised Over Increasin...

News

Concerns Raised Over Increasing Number Of Rats In Dublin

98FM
98FM

03:29 11 Sep 2019


Share this article


Almost a quarter of all rat control call-outs in the last year were for properties in Dublin City Centre.

Pest control company Rentokil says that nationally, calls for help have doubled since the summer of 2018.

They're blaming environmental factors, including climate change and an increase in litter and pollution.

Speaking to Adrian Kennedy on 98fm's Dublin Talks Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn said the south inner city is very badly affected.

"Digges Street, York Street, Mercer Street and Golden Lane recently are basically being riddled with rats.

He said, "There's no culling of them there doesn't seem to be a programme where we have  pest control."

Calls For The Council To Act

Councillor Flynn is calling on the local authority to deal with the source of the problem.

He says it begins in the sewers.

"When you have a situation where Irish Water is admitting it has no control of the sewage that it's simply pumping it into the waters off the coast and into the bay and into the River Liffey.

He added, "This is a food source for rats so you can imagine what's going on under your feet.

"I have not seen a report that has indicated to me that the powers that be are going down there and dealing with the problem."

Follow @98FM on Twitter for the latest Dublin news


Share this article


You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

Up next

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix

The Fix

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Coop...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

06:00-10:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on