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Dublin Toy Shop Upset Its Catalogues Included Pro-Life Leaflets

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04:44 4 Apr 2018


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A toy shop in Dublin city has apologised after it emerged some of their catalogues contained promotional material regarding the upcoming abortion referendum.

Banba Toymaster on Mary Street say their catalogue distribution company have been including the material without their consent or prior knowledge.

The material calls on readers to vote no to repealing the 8th.

Ciaran Fitzpatrick, owns the shop and says "We got in touch with the company and asked them to stop distributing our catalogue because customers were concerned kids would grab it and find some inappropriate literature for children."

Leaflet Company Ireland Ltd. have apologised to anyone who may have been offended by the error.

In a statement, the company say "We understand that this referendum is a sensitive topic and as a distribution company we have no allegiance to any political or likewise campaigns.
 
We are unsure how the leaflets ended up inside the Banba Toymaster Catalogue as we distribute leaflets alongside others and not by insertion, as we do not have an insertion machine pre-delivery.
 
We deliver multiple leaflets alongside each other and they are manually collated at the doorstep and delivered through the letterbox. Our distributors don’t insert leaflets inside each other and we cannot verify the individual complaint that it was inside the magazine.
 
The Pro Life Group did not request to go matched with Toymaster or any other company, this was simply done by an automated planning process."

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