The coming of the arachnids: Irish homes under siege by giant spiders


If you are afraid of the eight-legged freaks, or have a thing for creepy-crawlies, stop reading now.

Else, be witness to the arachnid army about to descend on Irish homes. As Autumn approaches, giant spiders will become a regular sight in our humble dwellings, as the creatures begin to look for a warm place to live for the winter. And it’s also mating season, so the males will be on the lookout for willing females to get one of their eight legs up.

So if you spot one of these babies at home, do the right thing. Get a glass, a sheet of paper, and let them keep looking for love outside.