Friday 23 March 2018

Poster ban idea ripped up by Fine Gael

The prospects of a poster-free presidential election campaign were shot down last night, writes Fionnan Sheahan.

Independent hopeful Sean Gallagher -- who has limited financial resources -- wants candidates to agree not to erect posters in the run-up to polling day at the end of October.

However, Fine Gael wasn't biting last night when the proposal was put to a spokesman for its candidate, Gay Mitchell.

"It is hard to imagine a national election without some form of postering," the spokesman said.

Irish Independent

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