Miriam Lord: Camera-shy Shane Ross’s plea for poster ban is binned
Winston Churchtown is turning green at the thought of his face staring down from lamp posts at voters in the general election. Most importantly, election posters in their current form are made from a single-use plastic, which is believed to take up to 400 years to biodegrade. “I fully intend to use posters in the upcoming general election,” he declared, adding that he reused and recycled whenever possible. “Election posters are an integral part of our democratic tradition, the importance of which go far beyond winning votes. This first volume was written by the late Ronan Fanning, professor of modern Irish history at UCD.