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Local Elections

Another election poster is blocking a traffic light in Dublin

Not a good day for those erecting posters around the capital.

sf poster Nicky Ryan / Nicky Ryan / /

IT’S BEEN LESS than 24 hours since local and European election candidates have been legally permitted to erect their posters on lampposts up and down the country, but already there have been problems.

Earlier, we reported on Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Fitzpatrick’s poster inadvertently blocking traffic lights at Custom House Quay.

Now this evening, a poster for Sinn Féin council candidate Jonathan Dowdall has been photographed partially blocking out a traffic light on the North Circular Road in Dublin.

The poster is located at a pedestrian crossing near Summer Street North.

photo 2 Nicky Ryan / Nicky Ryan / /

Though the poster does not entirely block the traffic light it is unlikely to remain there much longer.

Upon being told of the offending poster, a Sinn Féin spokesperson told us: “We’re going to get it down immediately.”

Dowdall was not immediately able to comment.

- additional reporting Nicky Ryan

Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate’s poster blocks traffic lights

Read: Here’s how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May’s elections

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