DIRTY TRICKS CLAIMS OVER ALLEGED MITCHELSTOWN POSTER ROBBERIES
As the missing Tom Barry posters saga continues locally, one inside source, who does not wish to be identified, has claimed that the posters were in fact found on the premises of a well known Fine Gael supporter in the area.
“I was shocked to learn that a party member was it seems involved in this type of gutter politics,” the source told The Avondhu.
After over 200 Fine Gael election posters belonging to Cork East general candidate, Cllr Tom Barry were allegedly removed from the Mitchelstown area, another Dail Eireann hopeful, Fianna Fail’s Cllr Kevin O’Keeffe has reported a similar incident to the gardai
Rumours of dirty tricks and late night poster raids abound but The Avondhu has learned that many of these missing posters were, in fact, found and returned to Cllr Barry. His party rival, Cllr Pa O’Driscoll quickly condemned the removal of any election posters in the Cork East constituency.
Meanwhile, former deputy, Ned O’Keeffe said that some of the Fianna Fail candidate’s posters had also been removed.
“The people who are doing this are breaking the law and we have informed the gardai who are investigating. The posters are expensive and it is this type of carry on that gives politics a bad name,” Mr O’Keeffe said.
Another rumour that has yet to be confirmed indicates that Cllr Tom Barry is aware of the person allegedly involved with removing the posters and has since sent an invoice for the cost of these posters to a fellow party member.
Thursday 17th February 5:48pm