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.