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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Rats

All time
# Rat Trap
Dubliners: 'Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem'
Clondalkin residents are concerned about rats seen near the local bus stop and in the field where children play.
# hipster hamsters
Just some mice, on turntables, running as fast as their little legs will carry them
Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is. Bear with us.
# mad world
6 unexpected things that happened this week
Loyal dogs, a “serial pooper” and hot dogs – it’s all the weirdest stories you need to hear.
# Vigilantes
Poster encourages community to 'clobber' burglars with hurls and golf clubs
A local councillor said he does not condone the violence encouraged by the notice posted in a Dublin housing estate but said there has been a lot of petty crime in the area – particularly targeting the elderly.
# ah rats
Rats chew through woman's house from the inside out
The rats are coming from inside the house.
# aaahh! real monsters
People are rightly freaking out about the giant rat found in Dublin
It was 2ft long and NASTY. So nasty.
# don't give a rats
Pub offering beers in exchange for dead rats in attempt to rid city of pests
Students in Wellington, NZ can trade in their unwelcome houseguests for a cold one.
# PHOBIA
Dead rat stench and mice on desks: Woman gets €20k over rodents at work
Amanda Byrne said she had a life-long phobia and was petrified to go to work in case a rat or mouse crossed her path.
# Rats
Rats could evolve to become 'bigger than sheep', scientists predict
If you’re terrified of rodents you may want to avert your eyes.
# snail attack
Rat-sized snails are taking over South Florida
The state authorities have warned that the giant snails are the most damaging in the world and can pose a serious risk to human health.
# Transplant
In lab 'bio-kidney' successfully transplanted into rat
The new kidney started filtering blood and producing urine through the ureter as soon as the bloody supply was restored.
# Rats on a plane
Plane damaged on Dublin Airport runway was carrying... rats and mice
Rodents were on the cargo flight from England which became stranded on the airport’s main runway this morning.
# ratbo
Enda Kenny: Taoiseach, teacher... rat-killer
Extracts from The Unlikely Taoiseach by John Downing show a tough side to Enda ‘Ratbo’* Kenny. (*We may have made up this nickname.)
# trust me i'm a rat
Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique
The trained rodents are going to sniff out the disease, apparently.
# Rats
New research into what causes nausea may help improve cancer treatments
The research, carried out by the University of Guelph in Canada, used rats to better understand what led to the condition.
# In Pictures
Rats, mould and dampness: Priory Hall 10 months on
Security personnel told a visiting resident to watch out for the rats earlier this week.
# Crossbar Challenge
WATCH: An owl eat a rat during Colombia v. Venezuela
And now for something completely different.
Voices
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.
# Ugh
Rats on a plane: Qantas grounds flight after baby rodents found
The animals were discovered in a cupboard on the Boeing 767 minutes before it was due to take off in Australia.
# mews at ten
Downing Street opens war on rats with rodent-catching cat appointment
Larry the cat has been appointed to deal with Number 10′s rat problems.
# Invasion
Exterminators warn of rodent increase as winter approaches
Rentokil says its call-out figures are up 40% this year as the onset of a cold winter attracts rodents indoors.