Wednesday 22 November 2017

'People are being driven demented' - Massive swarms of flies hit Dublin

Kevin Humphreys
Kevin Humphreys

Robin Schiller

The Dublin 4 area has been hit by an infestation of flies.

Massive swarms have been reported in the Ringsend and Irishtown areas.

Dublin City Council is trying to determine what has caused the problem.

“It’s been going on for the last three or four days,” said Labour senator Kevin Humphries. “My office had four queries in a short space of time.

“We asked how many people were experiencing problems with the flies and we were inundated with people saying they were being driven demented.

“The council haven’t yet identified the problem. There’s speculation about what it could be but there’s no clear indication yet.”

The new Poolbeg Incinerator is located in the Ringsend area, and was shut down last month in relation to a lime leak.

A waste water treatment centre, completed in 2003, is also in Dublin 4. However, there is no indication of what may be causing the problem.

Sinn Fein councillor Chris Andrews said it has affected local businesses. He is expected to raise the issue at next Monday’s Dublin City Council meeting.

Herald

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