Fade factor: FG election posters take an early beating
It looks as if Fine Gael's election hopes are fading away even before a single vote has been cast.
The party's posters in some areas of Dublin are struggling to withstand the mixed weather over recent days, resulting in some less-than-colourful images.
It's understood candidates used a number of different printers but a fault has caused a problem for some.
Party sources confirmed to the Irish Independent there was "a technical difficulty" with one supplier that had since been resolved.
"All candidates impacted have had new posters made up. We have 408 local election candidates and only a small number in a confined area were affected," the source said.
Posters cost in the region of €5 each and are the biggest expense for local election candidates.
They have to be taken down within seven days of polling.