The ESB has stated that election posters placed on electricity poles will be removed.
ESB Networks has issued a warning to all election candidates that if they put posters on electricity poles they will be removed and the cost of carrying out that work will be levied on the candidate.
The company stated: “The erection of posters on ESB electricity poles poses a serious safety risk to ESB Networks staff, contractors and members of the public and is strictly prohibited.
“Dangerous situations have been created in the past by individuals or parties erecting posters on electricity poles.
“There is a very real danger to life when placing posters on live electricity poles.
“Posters have caused the poles to catch fire as well as creating blind spots for traffic.
“ESB Networks has been required to interrupt the electricity supply to households and businesses in order to safely remove these dangerous posters.
“Posters that are erected on electricity poles will be removed by ESB Networks and the costs incurred may be recovered from the respective parties and groups involved.”