ESB Networks Issues Reminder To Election Candidates Regarding Posters

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ESB Networks is issuing a reminder to all Groups and Parties involved in the upcoming Local and European elections that the erection of posters on electricity poles is strictly prohibited and poses a serious safety risk to members of the public as well as ESB Networks staff and contractors. 

The Department of Housing and Local Government has issued regulations governing election posters for the upcoming Local and European Parliament elections on June 7th.

Posters may only be erected from May 8th and all posters and cable ties must be removed no later than 7 days after polling day to avoid a penalty under the Litter Pollution Act 1997 and the Electoral Act 2009.

No signage is to be erected on a roundabout or within 50m of the entrance to a roundabout, no signage is to be erected on existing road signage poles, no signage is to be erected where it blocks sightlines from entrances onto any road and no signage is to be erected on pedestrian safety barriers according to Tipperary County Council Protocols.

Electronic Display Panels, also known as Variable Message Signs (VMS) or VMS display panels are not permitted to be used for any purpose connected with the election/referendum, as they are considered to be advertisement structures requiring an appropriate planning permission.

Tipperary County Council is also highlighting that it is illegal to stop on motorways for any purpose, including the erection of election material.

Tipperary Tidy Towns group has asked that candidates refrain from widespread postering in the town and instead place their poster on the hoarding in the Market Yard area only – the aim is to reduce plastic use and carbon emissions, reduce visual clutter and residual litter.

In Cashel it has been custom and practice that no posters are erected in the town centre.