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25/10/2021

Longford Tidy Towns plead with general election candidates to remove eyesore poster cable ties

It is an offence to not remove cable ties within 7 days of polling day

Longford Tidy Towns plead with general election candidates to remove eyesore poster cable ties

Longford Tidy Towns have requested for the 'THIRD' time that general election candidates remove poster cable ties that they've left behind

Longford / Westmeath general election candidates are being requested to remove poster cable ties from a host of locations around Longford town.

Longford Tidy Towns took to Facebook to vent frustration at the number of eyesore cable ties that still adorn poles around the town.

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It is the THIRD request they have made "for volunteer(s) from any of the political bodies to remove the remaining plastic ties regardless of who put them there."

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Voting in general election 2020 took place on Saturday, February 8 and according to official guidelines published by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, posters must be removed within 7 days of polling day. 

The requirements for election posters are set out under section 19 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 and the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2009.

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There is also a requirement for candidates to remove all posters including ANY CABLE TIES within 7 days of the poll. Failure to comply with these conditions constitutes an offence.

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