Despite a motion unanimously agreed by Castlebar Councillors to respect the request of Castlebar Tidy Towns, not to erect political posters on polls in the upcoming election, Sinn Fein Councillor Joe McHale is not convinced that it will stop such actions when an election is called.

It was the Sinn Fein Councillor himself, who proposed the motion at the November meeting of Castlebar Municipal District and it was passed, but after the process he was informed that the motion was not worth the piece of paper that it was written on.

Sinn Fein candidate posters in the Presidential Election were erected last month in Castlebar, and at the October meeting of the authority the party was criticised for doing so.

Cllr McHale said, when the request of Castlebar Tidy Towns was conveyed to him, he had the posters taken down and that was what led to him putting forward the motion to ban all political posters in Castlebar at the next election.

It has since emerged, however, that political posters at ground level as distinct from being erected on polls, are acceptable to Castlebar Tidy Towns.


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