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#Rats

# rats - Monday 11 June, 2018

Paris has an interactive map where you can report rat sightings

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

# rats - Saturday 5 March, 2016

Photos: Clever rats sniffing out Cambodia's vast minefields

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

# rats - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

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

# rats - Thursday 12 March, 2015

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

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

This guy is seriously good at his job.

# rats - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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

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

Spoiler: Nidge looks pretty worried.

# rats - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

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

Heard any scratching noises recently? Just saying.

# rats - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# rats - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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.

# rats - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Just some mice, on turntables, running as fast as their little legs will carry them 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.

# rats - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 6 unexpected things that happened this week 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.

# rats - Thursday 24 April, 2014

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.

# rats - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Rats chew through woman's house from the inside out Ah Rats

Rats chew through woman's house from the inside out

The rats are coming from inside the house.

# rats - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge People are rightly freaking out about the giant rat found in Dublin Aaahh! Real Monsters

People are rightly freaking out about the giant rat found in Dublin

It was 2ft long and NASTY. So nasty.

# rats - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pub offering beers in exchange for dead rats in attempt to rid city of pests 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.

# rats - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

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 - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Rats could evolve to become 'bigger than sheep', scientists predict Rats

Rats could evolve to become 'bigger than sheep', scientists predict

If you’re terrified of rodents you may want to avert your eyes.

# rats - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

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.

# rats - Monday 15 April, 2013

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.

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