| 8.7°C Dublin

Senator insists 'seagull plague' must be kept on the agenda

Close

Senator Ned O’Sullivan has called for action against Dublin’s seagulls

Senator Ned O’Sullivan has called for action against Dublin’s seagulls

Senator Ned O’Sullivan has called for action against Dublin’s seagulls

He sent the Seanad into a flap by calling for a clampdown on unruly seagulls.

But Fianna Fáil senator Ned O'Sullivan has vowed to keep the issue on the political agenda when politicians return to Leinster House after the summer break.

Speaking at the party's annual think-in in Roscommon today, Mr O'Sullivan says he has prepared a file for Environment Minister Alan Kelly after being inundated with correspondence from members of the public.

The Kerry senator has demanded swift action to deal with Dublin's "seagull plague", adding that animals and small children have been attacked.

Among the people who have contacted him include those who work in tall buildings and spend a lot of time on top of ladders.

"It's not a joke," Mr O'Sullivan said.

"Every major city in Europe and throughout the the world has a seagull programme and policy. I'll be raising it pretty soon in the new term of the Seanad," he added.

But the Fianna Fáil politician said he is not in favour of a seagull cull. He said there are several ways of dealing with unruly seagulls and that he will be bringing proposals to the minister shortly.

Online Editors