Wednesday 28 September 2016

FG hires 40ft container to store election posters

Published 26/03/2016 | 02:30

Enda Kenny's Election posters being put up in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.
Enda Kenny's Election posters being put up in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

Fine Gael has hired a 40ft metal container to store tens of thousands of posters in the event of another General Election.

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Party bosses have requested that candidates who ran in last month's poll deliver their posters to an industrial estate in North Dublin for safe storage.

Some candidates have been told that the facility is being made available "in case of emergency" - prompting speculation that party bosses are preparing for another election.

It was also felt that many candidates do not have the capacity to store their posters in their homes.

"The party wants all the posters in one place so that they are kept dry and clean and can be quickly put back up again if needs be. It makes perfect sense to take this approach," said one source.

The move will see thousands of posters being delivered to the container, which is being held in the Rosemount Industrial Estate on the Cappagh Road in Finglas.

The estate is the party's location of choice for a printing press for leaflets and other campaign material.

A party spokesman confirmed that the party is to store it posters in the container now that the election is over.

"A facility has been provided for candidates to do that," the spokesman told the Irish Independent.

The view remains mixed within Fine Gael, in terms of whether another election is desirable.

Irish Independent

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