Elections

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Council removes poster 'hazards'

brian byrne

Published 01/05/2014|02:30

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DUBLIN City Council has begun removing local election posters after receiving a deluge of complaints.

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The posters are being taken down because they are deemed to present a hazard to either pedestrians or motorists.

Council staff were spotted at various locations in Ballsbridge yesterday afternoon removing the posters and loading them into a van.

Candidates from several political parties were stung in the operation, including Sinn Fein's Lynn Boylan, Fine Gael's Kieran Binchy, Labour's Dermot Lacey and the Socialist Party's Paul Murphy.

A spokesperson from Dublin City Council confirmed that it was responding to complaints in relation to illegal posters.

It is believed the candidates will not be subjected to fines, as they are only applicable if posters are put in place outside the permitted dates of April 23 and May 30.

The spokesperson refused to reveal how many candidates had been affected or how many posters had been removed.

However, the council confirmed it was monitoring the situation through its enforcement units.

Irish Independent

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