Further to the Lucan Gazette dirty tricks, Fine Gael politician Cllr John Bailey (top) used a mock-up of the Dun Laoghaire Gazette to promote himself among his constituents, without permission from the newspaper group.
The paper reports
“Cllr Bailey personally delivered a leaflet with a mock-up of the newspaper to the homes of around 300 people.
“The mocked-up version of the paper contained several changes to a story about Amgen and the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dun Laoghaire including putting a banner across the story reading Bailey – The Local Man Putting People First.”
“All of the changes put Cllr Bailey in the best possible relief and made it appear that The Gazette brand politically endorsed Cllr Bailey.
Earlier: Headline Grabber Update
Previously: Here’s Lucan At You Kid
Thanks Election Literature