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#Rats

# rats - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace
# Cork
# Cork

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace

Oct 21st 2021, 6:21 PM 32,643 Views 0 Comments

The 61-year-old also paid €3k in compensation.

# rats - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year
# Rats
# Rats

Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year

Feb 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,874 Views 5 Comments

The callouts were spread more evenly across the north and south of the county compared to 2019.

# rats - Monday 9 December, 2019

Dublin restaurant forced to close after live cockroaches were found on a container of nuts during food safety inspection
# Food Closures
# Food Closures

Dublin restaurant forced to close after live cockroaches were found on a container of nuts during food safety inspection

Dec 9th 2019, 1:37 PM 138,984 Views 35 Comments

November was the worst-month ever for food safety with record numbers of FSAI orders.

# rats - Friday 8 November, 2019

Grocery store closed after two dead rats found in dry goods storeroom
# Food Closures
# Food Closures

Grocery store closed after two dead rats found in dry goods storeroom

Nov 8th 2019, 3:11 PM 111,507 Views 30 Comments

14 food businesses received closure orders from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.

# rats - Monday 28 October, 2019

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease
# Leptospirosis
# Leptospirosis

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease

Oct 28th 2019, 4:00 PM 39,629 Views 26 Comments

Leptospirosis is particularly a hazard for people who participate in outdoor sports.

# rats - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Dublin Applegreen store temporarily closed down following rat sighting
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

Dublin Applegreen store temporarily closed down following rat sighting

Sep 19th 2019, 1:51 PM 70,114 Views 74 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has been made aware of the incident.

# rats - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

Leinster House bosses were warned Dáil rats were stealing chocolate 6 weeks before bar shut

Sep 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 14,568 Views 33 Comments

The bar shut for more than a week after a rat was spotted by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

# rats - Monday 8 July, 2019

Cockroaches and rodent droppings: 11 food businesses received closure orders in June
# FSAI
# FSAI

Cockroaches and rodent droppings: 11 food businesses received closure orders in June

Jul 8th 2019, 12:54 PM 82,079 Views 47 Comments

Four of the orders were issued to businesses in the Moore Street Mall in Dublin city centre.

# rats - Friday 22 March, 2019

Report of invasive rodent species spotted along Royal Canal most likely case of 'mistaken identity'
# Otter Nonsense
# Otter Nonsense

Report of invasive rodent species spotted along Royal Canal most likely case of 'mistaken identity'

Updated Mar 22nd 2019, 9:32 PM 90,393 Views 88 Comments

Waterways Ireland believes the sighting was likely that of a native otter.

# rats - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Dublin City Council blames 'rodent infestation' on warm weather rat breeding
# Like Rabbits
# Like Rabbits

Dublin City Council blames 'rodent infestation' on warm weather rat breeding

Oct 10th 2018, 9:36 PM 27,736 Views 30 Comments

The council says it’s a Europe wide problem this year.

# rats - Monday 11 June, 2018

Paris has an interactive map where you can report rat sightings
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

Paris has an interactive map where you can report rat sightings

Jun 11th 2018, 10:05 PM 25,608 Views 24 Comments

The website was set up after a daycare centre’s playground was found to be infested with rats.

# rats - Thursday 5 April, 2018

A tapas bar says turning this church into a food hall could cause 'a major rat problem'
# St Andrew's Church
# St Andrew's Church

A tapas bar says turning this church into a food hall could cause 'a major rat problem'

Apr 5th 2018, 3:30 PM 1,959 Views 0 Comments

Restaurant Salamanca has voiced its concern about the plans to redevelop St Andrew’s Church.

# rats - Monday 25 December, 2017

More than 3,300 live animals used for research at NUI Galway
# Labs
# Labs

More than 3,300 live animals used for research at NUI Galway

Dec 25th 2017, 8:45 AM 10,890 Views 25 Comments

It bucks a national trend that saw a reduction in animal testing in 2016.

# rats - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'There was prolific evidence of rodent droppings': Three food outlets closed in November
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

'There was prolific evidence of rodent droppings': Three food outlets closed in November

Dec 7th 2017, 12:00 PM 60,009 Views 22 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland served closure orders on three outlets affected by rodent infestation.

# rats - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Here's what you need to do to avoid visits from unwanted rodents this winter
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

Here's what you need to do to avoid visits from unwanted rodents this winter

Oct 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 85,064 Views 24 Comments

Due to a lack of natural food sources during the winter, rats head towards homes and businesses for an alternative.

# rats - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar
# Widespread Panic
# Widespread Panic

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar

Oct 4th 2017, 10:04 PM 21,311 Views 3 Comments

Madagascar has a history of plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, often sparked by rats fleeing forest fires.

# rats - Monday 25 September, 2017

Pest controllers called to deal with large-scale rat infestation in Wheatfield Prison
# Enclave Of Rats
# Enclave Of Rats

Pest controllers called to deal with large-scale rat infestation in Wheatfield Prison

Sep 25th 2017, 7:47 AM 15,580 Views 22 Comments

Rodents were reported in the kitchens, a medical unit, and at a workshop at the prison.

# rats - Sunday 23 April, 2017

New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population
# Rat Race
# Rat Race

New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population

Apr 23rd 2017, 7:45 AM 15,863 Views 26 Comments

Officials are now preparing to launch a trial of a liquid bait which will make the rats infertile.

# rats - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants
# Leinster Mouse
# Leinster Mouse

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:04 PM 16,571 Views 57 Comments

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.

# rats - Friday 17 March, 2017

The Mayor of Paris has declared war on rats

The Mayor of Paris has declared war on rats

Mar 17th 2017, 7:00 PM 27,054 Views 22 Comments

Anne Hidalgo has budgeted €1.5 million to do away with the French capital’s rodent population.

# rats - Sunday 19 February, 2017

First-ever cluster of Weil's disease in New York kills one
# Rats Out
# Rats Out

First-ever cluster of Weil's disease in New York kills one

Feb 19th 2017, 6:30 PM 31,926 Views 35 Comments

The cluster was discovered in the Bronx earlier this week.

# rats - Monday 24 October, 2016

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive
# Somali Pirates
# Somali Pirates

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive

Oct 24th 2016, 1:01 PM 27,062 Views 13 Comments

The men – from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan – were captured by Somali pirates in 2012.

# rats - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

'Significant' HSE staffing problems caused delays dealing with Dublin rat infestations
# Height Of Summer
# Height Of Summer

'Significant' HSE staffing problems caused delays dealing with Dublin rat infestations

Oct 11th 2016, 6:05 AM 6,548 Views 18 Comments

All vacant posts have now been approved for filling, the Health Minister has said.

# rats - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Reports of Dublin rat sightings 'something we'd better get used to'
# Pest Control
# Pest Control

Reports of Dublin rat sightings 'something we'd better get used to'

Aug 30th 2016, 6:05 AM 33,881 Views 41 Comments

Illegal dumping and poor waste management are major contributing factors, a pest control expert says.

# rats - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Residents of a Dublin estate say they're plagued by 'giant' rats
# Don't Give A Rats
# Don't Give A Rats

Residents of a Dublin estate say they're plagued by 'giant' rats

Apr 20th 2016, 7:55 PM 81,834 Views 81 Comments

One woman says one was killed “with an axe”.

# rats - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Photos: Clever rats sniffing out Cambodia's vast minefields
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

Photos: Clever rats sniffing out Cambodia's vast minefields

Mar 5th 2016, 10:45 AM 16,521 Views 12 Comments

The rats have successfully cleared minefields in Mozambique and Angola.

# rats - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Flooding drives rats out of their homes, and there is a hidden danger to worry about
# Another Problem
# Another Problem

Flooding drives rats out of their homes, and there is a hidden danger to worry about

Jan 16th 2016, 7:45 AM 31,365 Views 52 Comments

The floods we’ve had over the past weeks have made germs and bacteria a danger.

# rats - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?
# Super Rats
# Super Rats

Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?

Nov 25th 2015, 2:49 PM 19,823 Views 46 Comments

Reports of giant super rats may be just a little bit exaggerated.

# rats - Saturday 24 October, 2015

'It's like the Burning Man of rats': Have you heard about the rat crisis in New York?
# Rat Reservoirs
# Rat Reservoirs

'It's like the Burning Man of rats': Have you heard about the rat crisis in New York?

Oct 24th 2015, 10:15 AM 33,029 Views 33 Comments

To many residents, it feels like the rats are winning.

# rats - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Rats disturbed by Luas works are relocating to Dublin city businesses
# Pest Control
# Pest Control

Rats disturbed by Luas works are relocating to Dublin city businesses

Aug 11th 2015, 5:10 PM 22,880 Views 18 Comments

Some are as long as 12 to 14 inches, excluding the length of their tails, according to one pest controller.

# rats - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around

Aug 1st 2015, 8:50 AM 23,368 Views 17 Comments

The Air India flight to Milan was forced to return to New Delhi.

# rats - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats
# Rat Trap
# Rat Trap

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

May 27th 2015, 6:05 AM 16,694 Views 42 Comments

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

# rats - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

A man was caught releasing his pet rat in a restaurant to get a free meal
# Rat In My Kitchen
From The Daily Edge
# Rat In My Kitchen

A man was caught releasing his pet rat in a restaurant to get a free meal

Mar 24th 2015, 10:01 PM 3,318 Views 0 Comments

NOT. SOUND.

# rats - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Rats are "dancing a polka set" in Killarney according to one councillor
# Kingdom Of Rats
# Kingdom Of Rats

Rats are "dancing a polka set" in Killarney according to one councillor

Mar 12th 2015, 11:04 AM 13,308 Views 44 Comments

They’re getting bigger and multiplying, too.

# rats - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Killer of over 100,000 rats hired by Pakistani city to tackle rodent problem
# Exterminator
# Exterminator

Killer of over 100,000 rats hired by Pakistani city to tackle rodent problem

Feb 22nd 2015, 4:00 PM 28,576 Views 39 Comments

This guy is seriously good at his job.

# rats - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Here is your first look at Sunday's Love/Hate season finale
# Love/Hate
From The Daily Edge
# Love/Hate

Here is your first look at Sunday's Love/Hate season finale

Nov 6th 2014, 2:50 PM 4,754 Views 3 Comments

Spoiler: Nidge looks pretty worried.

# rats - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Rise in construction causing rats to come up from sewers and drains
# Aw Rats
# Aw Rats

Rise in construction causing rats to come up from sewers and drains

Oct 28th 2014, 3:27 PM 23,376 Views 49 Comments

Heard any scratching noises recently? Just saying.

# rats - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Rats On A Plane: Rodent infestation grounds Indian aircraft
# Ahhhhhhh
# Ahhhhhhh

Rats On A Plane: Rodent infestation grounds Indian aircraft

Aug 6th 2014, 2:00 PM 18,556 Views 22 Comments

“I have HAD it with these rats,” is what Samuel L Jackson might have said if he had been on the flight.

# rats - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Dubliners: 'Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem'
# Rat Trap
# Rat Trap

Dubliners: 'Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem'

Jul 23rd 2014, 6:30 AM 29,503 Views 66 Comments

Clondalkin residents are concerned about rats seen near the local bus stop and in the field where children play.

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