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Election poster should not be placed so as to breach the Litter Pollution Act 1997, as amended.

  • Polling day for the General Elections is Saturday, 8th February 2020. Election postering is permitted from 14th January 2020 until midnight on the 15th February 2020. If posters are in place outside of these dates, fines shall be issued by the Council at the rate of €150 per poster.
  • All election posters must bear the name and address of the printer of the poster.  If posters are in place without the name and address of the printer, fines shall be issued by the Council at the rate of €150 per poster.

Election posters should not be located so as to breach the Roads Acts, or be a hazard to the public.

  • Posters should be erected securely at a minimum 2.3meter height above footpaths, cycle tracks or any area to which pedestrians have access so as not be obstruct users in particular persons who are visually or physically impaired.
  • Posters should not be erected on lamp standards with overhead line electricity feed, traffic signal poles, bridge parapets, overpasses, pedestrian bridges, or roadside traffic barriers.
  • Posters should not obscure statutory road signs or traffic/pedestrian signals in any way.
  • Posters should not obstruct the view of traffic and pedestrians on public roads.
  • Posters should be securely fixed to poles with cable ties or similar material to facilitate removal without damage to the poles.

You can find further information pertaining to Election Posters at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment website.

Should you wish to report an election poster that does not comply with the Litter Pollution Act, Roads Act or is causing a hazard to motorists or pedestrians please contact the Councils Customer Service Team at 021 4532700 or email

The document below provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the topic

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