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#Pigeons

# pigeons - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Dublin City Council takes legal action against man over nuisance pigeons in Stoneybatter

The council had erected a number of signs in the area which state: “Do Not Feed Pigeons Or Other Birds By Order.”

# pigeons - Saturday 14 September, 2019

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s

The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.

# pigeons - Friday 14 June, 2019

Pooping pigeon almost forces exam venue change after taking up residence at Dublin school

Several previous attempts to remove the bird from the exam hall “proved futile”, one teacher said.

# pigeons - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'Keeping pigeons keeps me out of the pub': The pigeon fancier trying to revive the past-time

John O’Brien is trying to get more people interested in keeping and racing pigeons.

# pigeons - Saturday 23 March, 2019

How much did the 'Lionel Messi of pigeons' sell for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of months that it could take to establish a gambling regulator.

# pigeons - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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.

# pigeons - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge Pigeons are taking over Kilkenny and the locals are not at all happy about it Thousands Of Droppings

Pigeons are taking over Kilkenny and the locals are not at all happy about it

“Are pigeons misunderstood?” asks the Kilkenny People.

# pigeons - Friday 23 December, 2016

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

# pigeons - Saturday 15 August, 2015

From The42 Croke Park to deploy a very different hawk eye in upcoming games Pigeons

Croke Park to deploy a very different hawk eye in upcoming games

Forget seagulls, pigeons are your new aerial threat.

# pigeons - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Very confused pigeons try to walk on ice Pigeons On Ice

Very confused pigeons try to walk on ice

Dear God what happened to the floor?

# pigeons - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Local council red-faced after removing 'racist' Banksy graffiti Whoops This post contains a poll

Local council red-faced after removing 'racist' Banksy graffiti

Banksy’s mural was making commentary on anti-immigration sentiment.

# pigeons - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Chinese pigeons were given a rectal exam before a national day celebration

The 10,000 pigeons were checked for ‘suspicious material’.

# pigeons - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Gardaí in Dublin apprehended a seriously dangerous criminal this morning Bread Bandit

# pigeons - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge University forced to cancel exams after pigeons invade hall Pigeon English

University forced to cancel exams after pigeons invade hall

All the more time to study.

# pigeons - Monday 20 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Monday.

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free Pigeons This post contains videos

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free

A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.

# pigeons - Saturday 11 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Cat Among The Pigeons Pic of the Day Angry Birds

Cat Among The Pigeons Pic of the Day

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# pigeons - Monday 19 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Lessons from Love/Hate: Fish tanks, Bambi eyes and bad parenting TV Recap

Lessons from Love/Hate: Fish tanks, Bambi eyes and bad parenting

Includes the most sinister pigeons in Irish TV history. (Spoiler alert)

# pigeons - Monday 26 July, 2010

KINGS OF LEON were forced to cut short a gig in St Louis on Friday night – because of flying pigeon excrement.

Pigeons in the rafters of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre began to leave droppings when support acts the Postelles and the Stills played their opening sets.

And though Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill said the band “couldn’t believe what the Postelles and the Stills looked like after their sets, we didn’t want to cancel the show, so we went for it.”

The band tried to complete a full set but were forced to cut it short after just three songs. As the Guardian reports:

Minutes later, an announcement came over the PA saying that the concert had been cancelled “due to concerns over the band’s safety”. The audience reportedly booed, hissed and – slightly inaccurately – yelled “Bullshit!”

The band’s manager said the band had tried to play but Followill was hit “several times during the first two songs”, and that pigeon poo had “landed near his mouth” during the third song, Taper Jean Girl.

“They couldn’t deal any longer,” the manager said. “It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic health hazard.”

On Twitter, Jared’s brother Nathan, the band’s drummer, asked fans not to take out their anger for the gig’s curtailment on Jared, saying: “It’s the f**king venue’s fault… So sorry St Louis, pigeons s**tting in Jared’s mouth… we had to bail.”

The venue’s management have admitted a “significant pigeon infestation problem” and the gig’s promoters have offered full refunds.