ESB warns that any abortion referendum posters attached to electricity poles will be removed 4 years ago

ESB warns that any abortion referendum posters attached to electricity poles will be removed

The posters pose a risk to public health and safety.

Ahead of the upcoming abortion referendum, ESB Networks has warned that any posters erected on electricity poles will be removed due to safety concerns.

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In a statement, the state electricity company said posters mounted on electricity poles pose a risk to the general public as they may result in electric shocks, fires and general obstruction of visibility for traffic.

"In some cases, ESB Networks has been required to interrupt the electricity supply to households and businesses in order to safely remove these posters," the statement read.

"ESB Networks regularly advise the general public to always stay clear of electricity poles and wires through its TV, Radio and Social Media campaigns. It is important that these messages are taken on board in the interest of safety."

In the event of a dangerous situation or emergency, the public are reminded to immediately phone ESB Networks emergency service on 1850 372 999 (24 hour/7 day service).

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