Holding 'Yes' campaign photocall at Garda station 'wasn't appropriate'
A 'Yes' campaign event held at a Dublin Garda station 'wasn't appropriate', a spokesperson has said.
An Garda Siochana said the event over the weekend was "in good faith" and was designed to promote the fact people can register at Garda stations.
A member of the Gardai participated in a photocall organised by the 'Yes' equality campaign. A uniformed member of the Gardai and a retired judge, Catherine McGuinness, were both photographed with an enlarged voter registration form outside Pearse Street garda station yesterday.
A statement released by the force today read: "In relation to yesterday’s photocall at Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin, while the event was held in good faith to promote the fact that people can register at Garda stations to vote in the upcoming referenda, it was not appropriate for this kind of photocall to take place given An Garda Siochana’s status as an apolitical and impartial organisation."
The photocall was criticised by elements of 'No' campaign.