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Thursday 24 January 2019

Clampdown on sale of aerosol cans to help eradicate graffiti

A ban on the sale of aerosol paint cans to help eliminate the spread of graffiti was called for by Cllrs. Kathleen Kelleher, Pat Killilea and Eleanor Roche at last week's Town Council meeting. Graffiti is a big problem here,' said Cllr. Kelleher. It is not art, it is vandalism of private and public property. If they had to carry a bucket and paintbrush they might not do it.'

A ban on the sale of aerosol paint cans to help eliminate the spread of graffiti was called for by Cllrs. Kathleen Kelleher, Pat Killilea and Eleanor Roche at last week's Town Council meeting.

Graffiti is a big problem here,' said Cllr. Kelleher. It is not art, it is vandalism of private and public property. If they had to carry a bucket and paintbrush they might not do it.'

Town Clerk Myra Porter said that there is no legislation to cover such a ban, to which Cllr. Kelleher replied that perhaps the local retailers could enforce a voluntary ban or quiz people. They'll get the spray cans elsewhere anyway,' remarked Cllr. Grainne McLoughlin.

After Cllr. Pat Killilea complimented the work of the Tidy Towns group in their work, Cllr. Kathleen Kelleher made an appeal for total vigilance'.

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