Sinn Fein TD for Dublin Fingal, Louise O’Reilly has complained that school children and school staff and property are all under threat from high density seagull colonies in the Fingal area.
According to the Sun, some members of Fingal County Council have demanded many of the seagulls be shot due to the nuisance they have been causing.
Whilst Birdwatch Ireland has objected to the culling of the Irish seagull population, Wildlife Minister Malcolm Noonan has advised schools to use Section 42 of the Wildlife Act to make an application and apply for a licence to remove nests and eggs from buildings.
Seagulls are protected under EU wildlife laws, however their nesting and behaviours in urban areas is causing problems for humans in Seagull hotspots such as the coastal areas in North County Dublin, Louth and Galway.
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