Call For Election Poster Ban

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“Cllr Trevor Gilligan has called on all candidates in forthcoming European & Local Elections to refrain from erecting posters in specific towns and villages throughout South Dublin.”

“There is currently a poster ban in Clondalkin Village which was initially proposed by Clondalkin Tidy Towns a number of years ago. I and others have supported this ban. I think it has worked well and feel it should be extended to other areas in the county. Election posters and more specifically cable ties, are the bane of people’s lives. They don’t help towards Tidy Towns competitions either! Whilst SDCC cannot enforce any bans on posters – I think candidates & politicians should do what is right and refrain from erecting posters in towns and villages particularly where there is an active Tidy Towns Group.”

“I’m not requesting a complete ban. There are plenty of areas where posters can still be erected throughout the county. With social media, emails and the internet, I don’t think it would do any harm to have a reduction in print materials.”
Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at


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