Donegal County Council has said they will remove any crosses which are distracting drivers on the main Letterkenny to Derry road.
The council was reacting to the placing of up to 17,000 crosses along the road overnight by the NO campaign in the upcoming abortion referendum.
A council spokesperson confirmed to Donegal Daily that their staff have started to remove some of the crosses.
She said “Donegal County Council can confirm that we are aware of this matter and we can also confirm that we are removing crosses that are causing a hazard to either pedestrians or road users.”
She added that if people deem the crosses a road hazard in certain areas, they will assess the situation and act accordingly.
The spokesperson added that they are also reviewing the erection of campaign posters in certain areas.
Thes spokesperson added “Section 19 of the Litter Pollution Act provides for the control of postering in referendums.
“With regard to the proposal for the amendment of the Constitution contained in the Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, postering can begin from 28th March 2018, the date the polling order was signed.
“Posters must be removed within 7 days of polling day. During this period the Council will only remove of posters which constitute a hazard to either pedestrians or road users.”