Fianna Fail Fighting This Election Fair And Square

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Fianna Fáil candidate Shane Fallon’s election trailer parked on Ballincollig’s main street inside the town’s poster-free zoned.

The two Fianna Fáil candidates, Shane Fallon and Colm Kelleher, who are both running in the Cork south-west ward for election to Cork City Council, are under fire over their efforts to woo voters in Ballincollig.

They had specifically asked that ‘no posters of any sort’ be put up inside this zone and said most candidates had agreed to respect their request.

But on Saturday afternoon, a trailer bearing a large near six-foot high sign urging people to ‘Vote No 1’ for Mr Fallon was parked across two parking spaces on Ballincollig’s main street.

In a post on Facebook yesterday, the Tidy Towns committee flagged its annoyance at the approach but it didn’t identify the candidates.

It accused them of ‘being cute’ in their approach to the poster ban.

Garrett Kelleher, is running as a Fine Gael candidate and is a member of The Tidy Towns commitee for 16 years.They later deleted the post on social media

Tidy Towns chairman, Tom Butler, has insisted that the organisation is completely apolitical and that the comments the post attracted were “unjust, unwarranted, and unfair”.

Mr Fallon said he completely respects the Tidy Towns committee and the work it does, but he didn’t think the trailer would be an issue. He arranged for the trailer to be removed last night.

Source Irish Examiner

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