Monday 22 January 2018

No litter fines for election posters

DESPITE claims that election posters in Balbriggan from 2011 have stayed on telegraph poles for long after the time allowed, the council said no fines have been issued in the area in respect of political posters.

At a meeting of Balbriggan Town Council, Cllr. Frank Snowe asked for a ' breakdown of litter fines arising from the 2011 General Election and the 2012 Referendum. But the council said: 'No litter fines were issued in respect of a litter offence relating to elections in 2011. 'There were a total of three fines (three at €150) issued in respect of posters/signs which had been erected in the Castleknock/Mulhuddart Area in relation to the Stability Treaty Referendum. To date, these fines have not been paid and reminder letters have been issued.' Fingal County Council said its inspectorate division ' continually addresses the issue of illegal posters/signage. The Litter Wardens, while patrolling in their respective areas, monitor the area for illegal signage and will issue fines where possible and/or remove signs where necessary, where it is safe to do so'.

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