Simon Harris criticises ‘disgusting’ referendum posters erected in Bray

Simon Harris has described abortion posters put up in his constituency this morning as ‘disgusting’.

They look like election posters for Simon Harris but show an aborted foetus behind him.

Wicklow County Council is not authorised to remove the signs under the Litter or Waste Management Acts.

The council says the matter has been referred to the local Returning Officer for her attention.

Health Minister Simon Harris says he has seen them but has "too much important work to do" to give them time.

He added they make him more determined to work.

Those behind the graphic abortion posters must be "very stupid" according to a former Fine Gael Minister.

Gemma Hussey was speaking at a Grandparents for Repeal event, and said she had experienced tough campaigning in Wicklow before.

"I think it will do Simon Harris good rather than bad. It is shocking and people will say that," she said.

"The people who might approve of it, they were going to vote no anyway. I don't think it will be helpful [to the no campaign].

Somebody very stupid has designed that.

Digital Desk

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