Poster ban for Obama and Queen visits
Authorities in Dublin have banned street campaign posters in a citywide clean-up ahead of the visits of the Queen and US President Barack Obama.
The city council has imposed a six-day lockdown in and around locations the heads of state will be visiting on their historic trips.
The ban will limit dissident republicans, left-wing parties, fringe political and anarchist groups and environmental campaigners from displaying posters.
The ban will be in place from May 16-23 and covers routes in and around the Garden of Remembrance, Croke Park — the headquarters of the GAA — the Guinness brewery, Trinity College, Phoenix Park and Dublin Castle.
Some of the most vocal groups likely to be affected include Republican Sinn Fein, left wing republicans eirigi, Shell To Sea, which opposes energy giant Shell's gas project in Mayo, Palestinian solidarity campaigners and socialist parties.