Fewer people on the streets and increased illegal dumping have encouraged more rats into the open. Photograph: iStock

A “large increase” in rats leaving the sewers and infesting city streets and suburbs has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic as pest control teams(...)

Cllr Tom Brabazon (left) has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. He replaces his Fianna Fáil colleague Paul McAuliffe who was elected to Dáil Éireann earlier this month. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil councillor Tom Brabazon has been elected Lord Mayor of Dublin to replace his party colleague Paul McAuliffe who won a Dáil seat two weeks (...)