Political placards banned in Malin village but prominent elsewhere
Candidates erect the placards to ‘get their face out there’ ahead of the May 23 poll but many view them as little more than wasteful and unnecessary eyesores.
In Inishowen’s tidiest town of Malin, all election posters remain banned within the village; it is an enduring policy that has proved popular with locals.
“Other towns like Letterkenny have talked about banning posters but we have done for years,” explained Malin Tidy Towns spokesperson John McLaughlin.
“We don’t allow any placards, political or otherwise, inside the 50 kilometre speed limit of the village. We have nothing against politicians and are happy to support them in other ways but once you let one poster up, you’ll have fifty or a hundred up,” he added.