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Posters Up! Some too early! April 25, 2019

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As IEL noted yesterday posters are going up.

But, spare a thought for those hardy souls who went out a day early and posted posters. It may cost them.

Dublin City Council is investigating a number of cases where politicians put up election posters on Tuesday, a day ahead of the permitted time.
Candidates found to have put posters up early can face a €150 fine per poster.

Interesting we were talking about anti-politics thinking informing anti-postering. Though this is slightly different and I think it fair enough there should be a period where it is allowed and a period prior to that where it isn’t. That said the number of meetings by many aspirant and actual councillors this last year on any and every issue has been a tribute to their enthusiasm. Let’s hope they’re held to the same standard if (re) elected.

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1. Joe - April 25, 2019

It was about 10pm when I went down the shops for milk on Tuesday and saw a good few posters up. I’d guess they were put up that evening, not during the day.
But €150 fine per poster – that’s steep. You wouldn’t be long emptying your gofundme war chest if you were hit seriously with that.
I think 🙂 it would be fair enough to hit the big parties, the likes of FF FG SF, with a few steep fines if they are caught at this – but leave the smallies alone.

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2. An Sionnach Fionn - April 25, 2019

Given the downward slide on voter turnout and party membership in most democracies, anything that encourages participation and voting gets my support. Stick those posters up and give the overenthusiastic a slap on the wrist.

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irishelectionliterature - April 25, 2019

Talking to a friend in Kerry this morning, he was saying that he drove around the locality to see if there were any posters and saw none. Nothing to do with tidy towns etc more that the parties don’t have the manpower that they used to. There was a time when the posters would be up at every crossroads but not now.
It’s candidates own teams which are family and friends that is mostly doing this kind of donkey work now.

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