Seanad debates

Thursday, 17 July 2014

10:50 am

Photo of Ned O'SullivanNed O'Sullivan (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

The celebrated American humorist Robert Benchley wrote a hilarious essay called "Down With Pigeons" in which he imagines that the pigeon population has an attitude towards him and is always out to get him.

When he goes to Trafalgar Square or St. Mark's Square, he imagines that all the pigeons have gathered there on purpose just to do him in. Where is this leading? I have nothing against pigeons - I can take or leave pigeons - but I am very much against seagulls. I think something needs to be done to address the seagull problem in this city. People may have been listening to Joe Duffy on the radio last week. It seems that the seagulls have lost the run of themselves completely. In the apartment block I live in, it is impossible to get a night's sleep.


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