A leading Dublin Senator who complained about seagulls “losing the run of themselves” has said he is preparing a file for the Government to tackle the problem.
Ned O’Sullivan has said in a recent interview he stands by his comments he made in the Seanad, which attracted worldwide attention back in July.
Senator O’Sullivan was quoted saying he was worried about children “being dispossessed of their lollipops”. He claims the media made light of a serious issue, and he will raise it again.
“I’ve done a small bit of research since. Every major city in Europe and throughout the world has a seagull programme and policy, and I’ll be raising it pretty soon in the new term in the Seanad – with perhaps a little bit more factual basis to back up what was, initially, a reaction to what I was getting from people on the streets.”
He went onto say: “I never made a specific proposal of any nature … a cull would not be something that would appeal to me … but there are lots of other alternative methods.” Mr O’Sullivan also said such policies were common in cities including Boston and Amsterdam.