Election posters may hit town’s tidy award chances

THERE are fears that election postering could cost leading tourist town Killarney valuable marks in the Tidy Town’s competition.

The defacing of posters also continues to be problem in the area and traffic signs at some junctions, already plastered with candidates’ images, have also been daubed with paint.

Some Killarney candidates have a long established practice of not putting up posters, either inside or outside the town, so as not to take from the scenery, or create litter.

However, Independent Killarney mayor Michael Courtney said some posters had been placed inside the town boundary during the current campaign.

Along with other outgoing councillors, Séan Counihan, Labour, Sheila Dickson and Patrick O’Donoghue, both FF, who have themselves refrained from postering, he called for the immediate removal of posters.

Killarney, meanwhile, has been improving its performance in the national Tidy Towns’ competition and is coming ever closer to pulling off the outright award, previously won by two other Kerry towns, Sneem and Kenmare.

Mr Courtney urged everyone to support the current initiative to bring the top prize to Killarney.

“An all-out effort is needed to bridge the small difference in points to bring top honours to our area,” he said.

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