Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Roscommon Tidy Towns has appealed for the non-erection of posters in the town centre as the countdown to the referendum on the Eight Amendment intensifies. The call comes in the light of anger expressed at the removal of a number of ‘Yes’ posters in the town centre and the continued visibility of a number of ‘No’ posters.

Cllr Kathleen Shanagher, who is a member of Roscommon Tidy Towns, said there was “a gentlemen’s agreement in place” which discouraged the erection of posters in the town centre, within the area encircled by the town’s roundabout network.

“We have asked repeatedly that no posters be erected in the town centre, regardless of political party, stance or issue,” she said.

Meanwhile, Claire Kerrane, a leading Sinn Fein activist in the county and part of the Roscommon Together for Yes campaign, said she was disappointed two ‘Yes’ posters, located between Dunne’s Stores and Aldi in the town were removed, but not by the Tidy Towns group.

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