Monaghan Council to look at reducing number of election posters

Monaghan County Council is to debate the introduction of bye-laws around the use of election posters.

The chamber agreed that the councillors elected following May 24th election should aim to have guidelines in place by Christmas 2019. The motion was proposed by David Maxwell and seconded by Noel Keelan.

It comes after a motion by Independent Paudge Connolly to have poster-free campaigns was criticised by members of the Sinn Fein party, including Colm Carthy who called it a political stunt for proposing it so close to an election.

Among the suggestions were centralised noticeboards with information on all candidates, in place of individual posters.