Higher costs for rural election candidates

Election candidates in rural areas have to spend more on their campaigns because of geographical considerations according to Cllr Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald. New figures show candidates in his electoral area of Dingle had a higher average spend than the other four council divisions in the county. Cllr Cosai Fitzgerald says it stands to reason that urban campaigns are cheaper than rural ones as these is less ground to cover for canvassing and postering.