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Poll: Do you agree with the use of 'mosquito alarms' to deter anti-social behaviour?

One is being used on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

The device in the doorway of the building on O'Connell Street
The device in the doorway of the building on O'Connell Street
Image: Cormac Fitzgerald/TheJournal.ie

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has written to the owners of a building on O’Connell Street following complaints of a loud, high-pitched noise bothering passers-by in the area.

A high-pitched alarm sound can be heard outside a number of buildings on O’Connell Street Upper, next to the Spire.

The device, a so-called ‘mosquito alarm’, was installed by the managers of a shared office building in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.

We want to know: Do you agree with the use of mosquito alarms to deter anti-social behaviour? 


Poll Results:

Yes (7474)
No (1812)
I'm not sure (1140)



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