Fourth Carlow village joins national campaign to go 'poster free' for Local Election

Over 150 poster free areas nationwide

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A national campaign called www.posterfree.ie has been launched, encouraging all Local and European Election candidates to go poster free, and it has successfully secured over 150 poster free areas.

Several of those are in Carlow with Leighlinbridge, Rathvilly and Clonegal among those signed up to the campaign. 

Now Hacketstown has joined - making it the fourth Carlow village to take part. 

A total of 152 towns/areas are now poster free across Ireland, along with 91 candidates. However, this includes only one Carlow candidate in the Local Elections and that is Cllr Brian O'Donoghue. 

The poster free areas equates to 16% of 2018 Tidy Town entrants.

Campaigners are calling for a national voluntary ban to ensure a poster free election.

It is a joint campaign by Séamus Maguire (Independent Donegal councillor) and David Weitbrecht (ZeroWaste.ie) encouraging all candidates to go poster free this May in both Local and European elections.