‘Threat to public health and safety’: O’Brien green-lights cull of seagulls in his constituency

The move in Balbriggan, north Co Dublin, will involve breaking up the birds’ nests and removing eggs from March of next year

The antics of the seagulls in Balbriggan have driven residents to deploy bird-scaring devices outside their houses. Picture: Getty

Darragh O’Brien has given permission for a new gull cull to tackle the “threat to public health and safety” the birds are causing in his own constituency.

Locals have complained that the seagulls, are attacking people for food in Balbriggan in north Dublin, as well as keeping them awake at night with their harsh wailing and squawking calls.

It is illegal to intentionally kill gulls or destroy their nests because they are a protected species ...