General Election Candidates Have Until Midnight To Remove Posters

Candidates will be fined if poster aren't taken down.

General election candidates in the Midlands are being reminded that their posters must be removed.

Under the litter pollution act 1997 posters must be taken down within seven days after the polling date.

The clean-up may be complicated by Storm Dennis which is bringing heavy rain and strong winds across the country this weekend.

However offending candidates face fines of 150 euro under the Litter Pollution Act if they don't get their posters down in time.

The deadline for taking them down is midnight night - and that includes the cable-ties used to hang them. 

Liam Rabbite of the Waste Management Section of Laois County Council outlines the consequences of not removing them:

 

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