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Some very interesting election posters have just popped up in Galway

Bold promises.

WE’VE ALREADY SEEN the election bring out the artistic side of one person down in Cork – as they, eh, amended a few posters with some delightful graffiti.

And yesterday in Galway, there was another development in the gag election poster story of 2016.

Some familiar faces have been spotted on the poles

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And they’re making bold promises

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They were uloaded to Twitter by Go Vote Ireland – a newly-formed group that seem to have the sole purpose of getting people to vote on Friday, while having a bit of craic.

Local hurling heroes are making late pitches for the Dáil apparently

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Even Kanye seems to be up for it, if only to make a little cash at this difficult time


Of course, they aren’t real bids for office

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But the posters have still stirred a bit of a laugh as the race nears the end

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Some fine work on show, in fairness

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Written by David Elkin and posted on

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