Campaigners banned from postering for Queen and Obama visits

Authorities in Dublin have banned street campaign posters in a city-wide clean up, ahead of the visits of the Queen and US President Barack Obama.

Authorities in Dublin have banned street campaign posters in a city-wide clean up, ahead of the visits of the Queen and US President Barack Obama.

The City Council has imposed a six-day lockdown in and near locations on the Queen's and Omaba's itineraries. The Queen's visit will run from May 17 to May 20, with Obama due to visit for 24 hours on May 23.

The poster ban will limit dissident republicans, left-wing parties, fringe political and anarchist groups and environmental campaigners from displaying posters and will take effect from May 16.

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