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City Hall removes election posters from Limerick roundabouts

Some of the posters which were erected last week at the Raheen Roundabout ahead of this year's local and European elections, which take place on May 23

Some of the posters which were erected last week at the Raheen Roundabout ahead of this year's local and European elections, which take place on May 23

 

LIMERICK City Council has had to remove a number of election posters from roundabouts that were causing a distraction and were a potential hazard to motorists.

And while a number of candidates erected posters before last Wednesday’s legal starting date, Christy O’Connor, senior executive officer, Limerick City Council, said candidates had by and large abided by the regulations.

“While there might have been a few that jumped the gun, in the main the level of compliance has been good,” said Mr O’Connor.

He confirmed that the council was not taking enforcement proceedings against any candidates in relation to the regulations around posters.

“We have been focusing on candidates who put posters up at roundabouts around the city, which are a potential danger and distraction to motorists. Having spoken to the candidates in question, they removed the posters or if we weren’t able to reach them in a timely manner, we removed the posters ourselves,” said Mr O’Connor, who declined to say which candidates posters were removed.

 

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