Tuam Cllr Karey McHugh. Photo: Ray Ryan

Curb election poster usage

Posters and flags not in keeping with environmental obligations

NEW guidelines to restrict the location and volume of election posters are being sought a year out from the local elections by a Tuam councillor who says the public have been ‘crying out’ for tighter restrictions on the issue.

Independent Councillor Karey McHugh, who will not stand for re-election to Galway County Council in next year’s contest, is to propose a motion at the March plenary meeting seeking a new range of by-laws and protocols for the display and erection of election posters for all future elections and referenda campaigns.

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