Politicians face fines for failure to remove posters

Political parties and independent candidates could be facing hefty fines in the coming days for their failure to take down election posters.

Under a law introduced in 1997, candidates must remove posters within seven days of an election.

However, a significant number of posters are still attached to lamp-posts across the country, 11 days after the local and European elections.

Candidates will typically face a fine of €150, but some local authorities impose fines of up to €20 per poster to cover the cost of disposal.

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