Huge numbers of complaints about election posters related to anti-repeal posters

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News which will hardly come as a surprise to anyone.

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL was bombarded with complaints about the content of Eighth Amendment referendum posters
Almost half of the complaints made were specifically in relation to pro-life posters; all other complaints didn’t specify whether the posters were pro-life or pro-choice.
Among the complainants were parents who had suffered a fatal foetal abnormality and wanted posters with graphic imagery removed, parents concerned about the proximity of posters to schools, and an office worker who wished that a pro-life poster be turned so they face outward from their office window.
It seems a lot of the complaints were on foot of personal experiences:
Last year we lost our baby to a fatal foetal abnormality. We had to travel to the UK for a termination. This week (6 April) a poster was put directly outside our house suggesting that our actions are comparable to murder. We find this deeply offensive… and I would like to formally request that they are taken down.
More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council

Was this an own-goal from the pro-lifers? Did the long-used tactics of trying to sicken people with graphic images have the opposite effect of their intent and turn people away from supporting their cause?
 


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When you've lost comprehensively you tend to want to move on.

They shouldn't be allowed move on until they have removed their posters and paid their fines for leaving them up after the cut-off date.
Have you not encountered any of the whinging control freaks, woman haters and bead rattlers here on P.ie?
 

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Why any side feels the need to use posters in the era of social media is crazy. They should be outlawed completely.
 

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Lots of dirty tactics going on by the No side throughout the campaign.

Removing 'Yes' posters leaving some areas with nothing but No posters.

And putting up their posters in areas where it had been agreed no posters would be placed...

And they still lost... and lost decisively... petunia
 

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Why any side feels the need to use posters in the era of social media is crazy. They should be outlawed completely.
Can see it happening

- or at least severely contained

- as its a complete waste of time and resources

- unless the others side are doing it....:D
 

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Lots of dirty tactics going on by the No side throughout the campaign.

Removing 'Yes' posters leaving some areas with nothing but No posters.

And putting up their posters in areas where it had been agreed no posters would be placed...

And they still lost... and lost decisively... petunia
OH please NO posters were being taken down in droves by the Abortionists


- 90% of the Dirty Tricks were caused by them
 

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Lots of dirty tactics going on by the No side throughout the campaign.

Removing 'Yes' posters leaving some areas with nothing but No posters.

And putting up their posters in areas where it had been agreed no posters would be placed...

And they still lost... and lost decisively... petunia
The south side of Cork was destroyed by SF posters and they doubled up on the rubbish by taking down the No posters and dumping them on the road.

So there was dirty tricks on both sides. None more so then the people on the yes side who just returned and voted and left. Utter scum in my book and they signed the death warrant of the Irish nation.
 

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OH please NO posters were being taken down in droves by the Abortionists

- 90% of the Dirty Tricks were caused by them
Sounds like BS to me... seeing as the vast majority of posters by the end of the campaign were 'No' posters...

There was a much more even balance early in the campaign although still more 'No' posters than 'Yes' posters whereas by the end of the campaign there were hardly any 'Yes' posters left...
 

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OH please NO posters were being taken down in droves by the Abortionists


- 90% of the Dirty Tricks were caused by them
Nice to see you've accepted the decision of the silent majority and moved on. :D
 

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The south side of Cork was destroyed by SF posters and they doubled up on the rubbish by taking down the No posters and dumping them on the road.

So there was dirty tricks on both sides. None more so then the people on the yes side who just returned and voted and left. Utter scum in my book and they signed the death warrant of the Irish nation.
Hyperbole much?
 

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Sounds like BS to me... seeing as the vast majority of posters by the end of the campaign were 'No' posters...

There was a much more even balance early in the campaign although still more 'No' posters than 'Yes' posters whereas by the end of the campaign there were hardly any 'Yes' posters left...
It was as much a question of funding as poster removal. The reactionaries had access to funds that the repealer's simply couldn't match. Dodgy right wingers from the states and of course the good old catholic church.
 

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It was as much a question of funding as poster removal. The reactionaries had access to funds that the repealer's simply couldn't match. Dodgy right wingers from the states and of course the good old catholic church.
This could turn out to be a pointless thread about a pointless element of a pointless campaign.

If surveys are to be believed and voters had their minds made up before the campaign ever happened then the campaign in all its guises was redundant...

I know I'd my mind made up years ago...
 
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So most of the complaints were made by whingin' pro-choice snowflakes. No surprise in that.
 

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Do the French thing and restrict all posters such that any side or any party in an election can post only one poster on a small temporary hoarding erected for that purpose. Ten such hoardings in a constituency keeps down the eyesore.

The problem for the established parties is that it levels the playing field with respect to independent candidates or fledgling parties.
 

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It was as much a question of funding as poster removal. The reactionaries had access to funds that the repealer's simply couldn't match. Dodgy right wingers from the states and of course the good old catholic church.
What?! No. The anti-repeal campaign was entirely funded by the small donations of the bright young (and non religious) Irish women around the country.
 


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