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21 May 2022

Sinn Féin candidate expresses annoyance at election poster thefts

Sinn Féin candidate Tena Keown

Sinn Féin candidate Tena Keown

Sinn Féin local election candidate, Tena Keown, has expressed her frustration at the theft of some of her election posters from the outskirts of Longford town.

Tena told the Leader that six of her posters have been taken in total. Her team were alerted to the missing posters at Ballymacormack cemetery and Newtownforbes the morning following Storm Hannah, Saturday April 27. They had originally thought that the excessive winds caused by Storm Hannah resulted in the posters coming loose, though cut cable ties were then found at the scene.

“They were definitely stolen. It is very annoying

“I have to fundraise myself to pay for those posters. They don’t just magically appear.” Tena told the Leader.

“It is illegal to interfere with an election poster. People don’t realise that it is actually a criminal offence.” She stressed. 

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