Public Angered By Early Election Posters

THE starting gun has barely been fired for the General Election but already the familiar signs of airbrushed politicians smiling down on pedestrians and drivers could be seen around Thurles this week - despite a legal requirement that no campaign poster can go up within 30 days of the Election.

THE starting gun has barely been fired for the General Election but already the familiar signs of airbrushed politicians smiling down on pedestrians and drivers could be seen around Thurles this week - despite a legal requirement that no campaign poster can go up within 30 days of the Election.

A concerned member of the public, who preferred to remain anonymous, contacted the Tipperary Star on Monday, about the "littering" of certain roads around Thurles. Old Fine Gael posters from the last election, were appearing in strategic spots around the Cathedral town, complained the caller.

The offending posters - depicting a confident Enda Kenny and Noel Coonan - were put up on the Templemore road, a few were spotted at the roundabouts entering on to the M8 motorway near the Horse and Jockey, and on the road out to Holycross.

Full story in this week's Tipperary Star.