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Election Posters To Stay Put

A motion to council to have election posters banned within the speed limits of towns and villages that were entered in Tidy Towns competitions received mixed views at this months meeting.

Councillor Andy Moloney tabled the motion due to the public outcry over the amount of posters littering the streets in the lead up-to the recent election. He said that he had counted 317 on the bypass in Clonmel at one stage. The amount of posters was over the top. While he commended the speed that they were removed , he did say that the usual cable ties were left on poles and some cut them but left them on the footpath. A motion 7 months ago to reduce the number of posters per candidate was also unsuccessful.

While there was opposition to the motion today it will be now be upto every tidy towns group to write to candidates prior to the next election to see if there is consensus to stay out of the towns requested. The council do not have the power to ban posters but only to enforce the acts currently in place. Cllr Moloney said that's this was disappointing news as he generally thought there would have been support for the move.