Galway to ban the election poster?

Cllr Pearce Flannery (centre). If he gets support for his motion fellow councillors like Niall McNelis (left) and Peter Keane (right) will no longer be alble to erect posters during elections. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

Airbrushed and grinning politicians beaming benevolently from election posters, stuck to every available lamp-post in the city, may about to be banned, but only if the politicians themselves vote for it.

A motion calling for the banning of election posters and election material is to come before the Galway City Council on Monday September 8, its first meeting after the summer break. The motion is one of a number which have been submitted by Fine Gael Galway West councillor Pearce Flannery.

Cllr Flannery's motion reads: “That Galway City Council lead by example in supporting a cleaner and safer environment and commits to implement a by-law banning election posters or politically motivated election material from all public facilities such as lamp-posts for a period of 45 days leading up to all local, national and European elections from here on in.”


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Galway to ban the election poster?

Airbrushed and grinning politicians beaming benevolently from election posters, stuck to every available lamp-post in the city, may about to be banned, but only if the politicians themselves vote for it.

Cllr Pearce Flannery (centre). If he gets support for his motion fellow councillors like Niall McNelis (left) and Peter Keane (right) will no longer be alble to erect posters during elections. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy.

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