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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Rodents

This year
RTÉ staff canteen closed due to evidence of rodents
The broadcaster confirmed that the restaurant will remain closed “until the matter is further investigated”.
All time
Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year
The callouts were spread more evenly across the north and south of the county compared to 2019.
Rodents, cockroaches and cluster flies: How to keep your house clear of winter’s top pests this Christmas
The three most common Christmas pests can usually be found in the dark, undisturbed areas of your home.
Grocery store closed after two dead rats found in dry goods storeroom
14 food businesses received closure orders from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.
Cockroaches and rodent droppings: 11 food businesses received closure orders in June
Four of the orders were issued to businesses in the Moore Street Mall in Dublin city centre.
Cockroaches and gnaw marks on a loaf of bread: 13 Irish food businesses closed by FSAI in November
13 closure orders and one prohibition order were served against businesses last month.
'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May
May was the highest month so far this year for closure orders.
Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April
The businesses are located in Mayo, Kilkenny, Dublin, Louth and Clare.
A tapas bar says turning this church into a food hall could cause 'a major rat problem'
Restaurant Salamanca has voiced its concern about the plans to redevelop St Andrew’s Church.
Cork hospital spends €30k on pest control after rodents were found in sink
Pest control companies attended the hospital more than 120 times last year.
'There was prolific evidence of rodent droppings': Three food outlets closed in November
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland served closure orders on three outlets affected by rodent infestation.
Here's what you need to do to avoid visits from unwanted rodents this winter
Due to a lack of natural food sources during the winter, rats head towards homes and businesses for an alternative.
Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years
Among the many different pests encountered on the hospital’s campus in recent times were ants, cockroaches, mice, pigeons, and woodlice.
Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants
Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.
Residents of a Dublin estate say they're plagued by 'giant' rats
One woman says one was killed “with an axe”.
Rats are "dancing a polka set" in Killarney according to one councillor
They’re getting bigger and multiplying, too.
Rats On A Plane: Rodent infestation grounds Indian aircraft
“I have HAD it with these rats,” is what Samuel L Jackson might have said if he had been on the flight.
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.
How to win a gerbil beauty pageant
Call all gerbil enthusiasts.
Americans are consuming more guinea pig than ever before
Peruvian importers say the demand has never been higher – possibly from the ex-pat South American community in the USA.
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Rodents’ emigration plans thwarted; Revenue Commissioners get seriously serious; smart economy passes away in Leinster House.
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.
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.)
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.