Election posters could be consigned to history here in Clare.
It’s after Clare Councillors unanimously backed a motion calling for them to be banned.
While concerns were expressed that such a move may damage the chances of first-time candidates, Councillors bemoaned the expense of posters, their impact on the environment, and how many have been repurposed for other uses, including the fencing in of farm animals.
The Council says a ban is not enforceable, but Chief Executive Pat Dowling indicated that it would support some plan to cut down on postering during elections, given that it was supported by all Councillors.
The motion was put forward by Whitegate Fine Gael representative Pat Burke