Castlebar Tidy Towns has contacted all the Presidential Election candidates to advise them of a poll which indicated that 92% of respondents don’t want posters erected in the town.
In an update on their social media yesterday, they said they had received a number of responses.
Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman and Sean Gallagher campaigns all said they won’t be using posters.
President Michael D Higgins’ campaign responded to say they have instructed their postering company not to erect posters in Castlebar.
Castlebar Tidy Towns have today thanked Sinn Féin for removing their campaign posters of Liadh Ni Riadh around Castlebar Town. In particular, Castlebar Tidy Towns thanked the local campaign team and Councillor Joe McHale for their swift action. Those responsible for erecting the posters were not aware of our request at the time they were put up so we appreciate the effort to remove them at what is a busy time for all campaigns.
Peter Casey has not responded to two letters sent to him in the past week.
Castlebar Tidy Towns says this initiative is to keep Castlebar at a level that secured a gold medal this year. They thanked the 5 campaigns who responded during what is a busy time for them and also for the support they have received from members of the public.