Ireland – Labour complains of ‘concerted’ attempts to tear down Yes posters

Labour complains of ‘concerted’ attempts to tear down Yes posters
Deputy Jan O’Sullivan gives video to gardaí showing posters being removed in Limerick

April 23, 2018
Ronan McGreevy

Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan has given evidence to gardaí of her party’s Yes posters being pulled down in her native Limerick city.

Ms O’Sullivan claimed there was a “concerted” attempt to remove Labour party posters, which are advocating a Yes in the abortion referendum campaign, and said at least 50 had been taken down in the last week. “There’s very few of them left,” she said on Sunday.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/labour-complains-of-concerted-attempts-to-tear-down-yes-posters-1.3471016

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Ireland’s fiercest culture war yet is being fought on our lampposts

Ireland's fiercest culture war yet is being fought on our lampposts

April 15, 2018
Carl Kinsella
The war over Ireland's Eighth Amendment is being fought with streetlights and zip-ties.

In late May, Ireland will go to the polls to decide whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion — the Eighth Amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann. As the country hurtles towards this landmark moment, much of the attention has been focused on the respective canvassing approaches of the Yes and No campaigns.

As both sides set about ramping up their efforts to sway the public over the crucial home stretch, another ban has come into focus: Ireland's regulatory ban on paid political television and radio ads.

Continued: https://www.joe.ie/life-style/irelands-poster-war-621972

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