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#Pigeons

From TheJournal.ie 'Keeping pigeons keeps me out of the pub': The pigeon fancier trying to revive the past-time John O'Brien

'Keeping pigeons keeps me out of the pub': The pigeon fancier trying to revive the past-time

John O’Brien is trying to get more people interested in keeping and racing pigeons.

From TheJournal.ie How much did the 'Lionel Messi of pigeons' sell for? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How much did the 'Lionel Messi of pigeons' sell for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of months that it could take to establish a gambling regulator.

From TheJournal.ie Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years Infestation

Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years

Among the many different pests encountered on the hospital’s campus in recent times were ants, cockroaches, mice, pigeons, and woodlice.

Pigeons are taking over Kilkenny and the locals are not at all happy about it

“Are pigeons misunderstood?” asks the Kilkenny People.

From TheJournal.ie Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors Bird Flu Outbreak

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

From The42 Croke Park to deploy a very different hawk eye in upcoming games Pigeons

Croke Park to deploy a very different hawk eye in upcoming games

Forget seagulls, pigeons are your new aerial threat.

Very confused pigeons try to walk on ice

Dear God what happened to the floor?

Local council red-faced after removing 'racist' Banksy graffiti Whoops This post contains a poll

Local council red-faced after removing 'racist' Banksy graffiti

Banksy’s mural was making commentary on anti-immigration sentiment.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese pigeons were given a rectal exam before a national day celebration Foul Play

Chinese pigeons were given a rectal exam before a national day celebration

The 10,000 pigeons were checked for ‘suspicious material’.

University forced to cancel exams after pigeons invade hall

All the more time to study.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free Pigeons This post contains videos

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free

A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.

Cat Among The Pigeons Pic of the Day

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Lessons from Love/Hate: Fish tanks, Bambi eyes and bad parenting

Includes the most sinister pigeons in Irish TV history. (Spoiler alert)

KINGS OF LEON were forced to cut short a gig in St Louis on Friday night – because of flying pigeon excrement.

Pigeons in the rafters of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre began to leave droppings when support acts the Postelles and the Stills played their opening sets.

And though Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill said the band “couldn’t believe what the Postelles and the Stills looked like after their sets, we didn’t want to cancel the show, so we went for it.”

The band tried to complete a full set but were forced to cut it short after just three songs. As the Guardian reports:

Minutes later, an announcement came over the PA saying that the concert had been cancelled “due to concerns over the band’s safety”. The audience reportedly booed, hissed and – slightly inaccurately – yelled “Bullshit!”

The band’s manager said the band had tried to play but Followill was hit “several times during the first two songs”, and that pigeon poo had “landed near his mouth” during the third song, Taper Jean Girl.

“They couldn’t deal any longer,” the manager said. “It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic health hazard.”

On Twitter, Jared’s brother Nathan, the band’s drummer, asked fans not to take out their anger for the gig’s curtailment on Jared, saying: “It’s the f**king venue’s fault… So sorry St Louis, pigeons s**tting in Jared’s mouth… we had to bail.”

The venue’s management have admitted a “significant pigeon infestation problem” and the gig’s promoters have offered full refunds.