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It's over: Election candidates have until midnight to remove their posters

Local authority regulations require political candidates to take down their election materials within seven days of polling.

Election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin last month.
Election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin last month.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES face a €150 fine for each poster not removed by the end of today.

Legislation requires that all political posters be taken down within seven days of polling day, which was last Friday.

Local authorities are responsible for issuing on-the-spot fines to candidates whose election materials remain up after the midnight deadline.

They are also responsible for removing posters that pose a hazard to either pedestrians or road users.

Complaints about such posters can be made directly to the appropriate council.

Local authorities in Dublin issued over 90 fines to candidates in the 2014 local and European elections who did not dispose of their posters by the deadline.

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Catherine Healy

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