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26/07/2021

WATCH: How many posters can election candidate get on one Offaly road?

It is election season; candidates and voters are counting down to May 24, the date for the local and European elections.

It was officially legal to erect posters as of last week for both elections with local candidates and MEP candidates out in force over the weekend in particular. 

With Offaly voting in the Ireland South constituency for the purposes of those European elections, a few new faces have been cropping up. 

One such candidate bidding for an MEP seat is Wicklow's Andrew Doyle TD who will be very familiar to Tullamore voters before polling day.

The reason for that is the sheer volume of posters promoting his candidacy that have appeared, including 21 on a short stretch of the link road between the bypass and the Arden Road in the town. 

When contacted by the Offaly Express, Deputy Doyle said: “Posters are erected bearing in mind road safety, exclusion zones and effectiveness. Given the limited number of posters we have, we work to secure the maximum benefit from them.”

“To illustrate this, I’m delighted to say that I have re-used a significant number of old posters from my previous elections for this campaign. They have been stored in a shed on my farm and it’s great that I can re-use them for this campaign. This is important to me, given my passion and values surrounding climate change, sustainability and the environment."

Scroll back up to the video at the top of this article and have a count for yourself!

 

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