The Limerick Post have been informed of numerous acts of vandalism in the final stages of the local election race. With voters going to the polls this Friday, May 23, numerous election candidates have in recent days reported cases of posters being stolen and defaced in several of Limerick’s electoral wards.
Fine Gael hopeful for Limerick City West, Fergus Kilcoyne, had 50 posters robbed and others defaced between Raheen and Patrickswell this week. Fergus’s campaign manager John Leddin described the act as one of “pure vandalism”.
Similarly, in the Adare/Rathkeale ward, Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan had 22 election posters stolen at the weekend between Foynes and Kildimo on the N69.
“I reported it to Gardai, but I was left with no more poster to put up,” said Cllr Sheahan.