Election candidates hit out at vandals after posters are defaced

Local election candidates have hit out at vandals who have defaced their posters.

Vandals have cut the faces off posters in parts of the Ballybay-Clones Municipal District in Monaghan in recent days, with the act described as “an attack on democracy” by one candidate.

Fianna Fáil’s Seamus Coyle slammed those responsible at today’s County Council meeting. Fine Gael’s Seán Gilliland said first time candidates like him need posters to help get their names out and that he “looks forward to meeting those who did it”.

There were reports last week of posters being stolen or destroyed in the Cavan, Ballyjamesduff and Monaghan Municipal Districts but some have called for posters to be banned altogether, with them being described as litter and an eyesore.