Cork Litter Wardens are targeting election posters still up on poles

Cork Litter Wardens are targeting election posters still up on poles
Election posters during the recent campaign. All posters had to be removed by Friday.

Candidate posters had to be removed by Friday last week but with some still in place across Cork City, the litter warden is investigating as to why they are yet to be removed.

Candidate posters have been spotted on Maryborough Hill, Dublin Hill and Farranree despite having to be removed by Friday last week. In accordance with the Litter Pollution Act 1997, any poster that hadn’t been removed by May 31, the responsible candidate could face a €150 fine per poster.

The act states that all posters and their plastic ties for any plebiscite, referendum or election must be removed by the date set by the local council.

However, posters belonging to Joe O’Callaghan, have been seen in the Dublin Hill and Farranree area, and a poster belonging to Liadh Ní Riada on Maryborough Hill, which has since been removed.

When asked if he was aware of his posters still up, Mr O’Callaghan said he was informed today after returning from a holiday in Turkey.

He told The Echo: “I know, I was away myself, the odd one escape here and there but they are being taken down as we speak.” City Hall is currently investigating reports of a number of posters still being in place and say that they are dealing with the situation.

Speaking to The Echo a City Hall spokesperson said: “We are aware of a number of posters still in place and the Litter Warden Service are currently investigating and dealing with them.”

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