ESB warns against using poles as poster sites

ESB Networks has warned against the placing of posters on electricity poles/structures around County Leitrim during the forthcoming Referendum campaign.

ESB Networks has warned against the placing of posters on electricity poles/structures around County Leitrim during the forthcoming Referendum campaign.

Any unauthorised or near contact with the electricity networks can result in serious injury or fatality to persons using electricity poles for this purpose. Similar risks apply when posters are being removed.

ESB Networks has previously experienced incidents where election posters have caught fire, following contact with the electricity network resulting in loss of supply to customers and damaged infrastructure.