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Cllr Murphy O'Mahony told to take down illegal posters

September 28th, 2015 6:45 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Bandon's Margaret Murphy O'Mahony's outdoor posters have been taken down

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FIANNA Fail election candidate Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is taking down her large hoardings around West Cork, having been informed they were illegal.

The Bandon-based candidate for the upcoming general election had the large cardboard-style posters on the approach roads to a number of towns, soon after being selected to run by the party convention, in June.

However, her campaign team was informed this week by Cork County Council that the posters were in breach of legislation.

‘Election posters cannot go up on public areas until an election is called,’ a spokesman for Cork County Council confirmed this week.

The party press office described the incident as an ‘unintended’ breach of the law.

The issue, according to the press office, was the wording, because the hoardings mentioned the forthcoming election. ‘We have a new candidate in West Cork and we are doing anything and everything we can to build a profile. Now, we will be putting up different posters,’ he added.

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