Would-Be MEP Patrick Murphy Breaches Election Poster Legislation In Thurles.

Once again, Thurles Municipal District Council Officials, we hope, have been issuing invoices to all politicians who have failed to remove their posters, within the required time period, following the local and European elections held on June 7th, last (2024).

Our eye in the sky has located yet another poster erected at the behest of Aontu’s Ballydehob, Co. Cork based Mr Patrick Murphy, who threatened to “Put Ireland first in Europe”.
However, it would appear that Mr Murphy wasn’t including Tipperary in his promotion of Ireland, deciding like most other losers, to litter our local countryside. This poster, displaying the image of Mr Murphy, can be located at the Turnpike, on the Two-Mile-Borris Road. Same should be removed by the Co. Council ASAP, as locals tell me the image is frightening young children in the area.

We already shamed Mr Murphy previously, (if that is possible); he having failed to remove at least 3 of his posters here in Thurles town; one on the Jimmy Doyle Road and the junction of the N62 (Templemore Road), and two posters on the Nenagh Road, opposite LIT Thurles.
We learn from the small print that same were sponsored by Mr Peadar Tóibín, a current reigning TD, whom readers will remember resigned from Sinn Féin on November 15th 2018; due to his anti-abortion views, after opposing the party whip on the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018. So possibly, best to send the invoice to him. From our recogoning Mr Murphy now owes Thurles Municipal District Council (Tipperary County Council) €600.00. (4 posters fines @ €150.00 per poster = €600.00)

Mr Murphy’s poster erector again broke several rules as this poster remains attached to a road sign and is below head height, not meeting the minimum height of 2.3 metres above a pedestrian way.

This now outstanding figure of €600.00 added to the €150.00 owed by Ms Kay Cahill Skehan and the breach of legislation governing election posters now also due by MEP Ms Kathleen Function of €150.00, plus a fine not exceeding €634.87, (for failing to have printed on the poster’s face, the name and address of the printer and that of the publisher), bringing the total due to the appropriate Council, the sum of possibly €1,534.87.

All posters were required be removed by Friday June 14th 2024 (by midnight).


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