Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Fianna Fáil Poster Boy Cries Foul

A potentially minor political row has broken out in South Dublin after Fianna Fáil Dublin South West TD Charlie O'Connor was asked by the waste enforcement section of South Dublin County Council to remove 400 posters from streets in Tallaght and Templeogue.

Mr O'Connor has accused the council of "persecution", claiming it failed to enforce the removal of Labour and Fine Gael posters over the past month. "I put up a few posters and suddenly they're down on me straight away."

Mr O'Connor, who should be so lucky to have anyone go down on him, even a loving spouse (See photo, right) apparently contravened the Litter Pollution Act 1997, which the council has decided to enforce strictly for a change or possibly for a laugh this year.

Political fly-posters around the city are reported to be deeply unhappy about the council's decision. A spokesperson for one company described the council's actions as 'an attack on democracy, freedom of political expression and the employment of Rumanian labour at below the minimum wage.'

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