'It's an invasion' – Drogheda locals in fear of 'intimidating' seagulls

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'There's an invasion – there has been over the last 10 years and nothing has been done.'

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An"invasion" of seagulls in Drogheda town has left residents"terrified" and"intimidated," according to one local.

"People are terrified of seagulls – dirtying the streets, rooftops cars. You can imagine yourself that the droppings [are] very unsightly."Only the other day, a man told me an ice cream was taken out of his hand while walking along the street – so, it's a big issue here.""There was a lot of food out there when the trawlers were out there all year round, but they're not fishing like they did in the old days," he said.

Former Mayor of Drogheda Michelle Hall said the town has"the largest number of seagulls nesting in an urban area.""I haven't received any personal complaints about it myself, I have to say."Cllr Hall said a littering issue in Drogheda is attracting birds to the area.

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