Update: Word has just come through that thanks to the Lapland National Pay Agreement, all reindeers have now agreed to return to work.
REINDEER STRIKE ADVERTS HIT CHILDREN
The use of Christmas related advertising by multi-national companies to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of young children over the arrival of Santa has been condemned by a spokesman for Republican Sinn Féin.
Mick The Quill Ryan from Ballynanty, the RSF chairman in the north side of Limerick said that some companies are using the upcoming Christmas as a vehicle to sell their products while casting doubts over the arrival of Santa.
The fact that companies like a huge mobile phone firm can use advertising that features the reindeers talking about going on strike is in bad taste and affects the views of children.
We have had complaints from parents who say that their children are concerned about a reindeer strike and the fact that Santa depends on the reindeers to deliver the Christmas presents.
While an adult can appreciate the point being made by the advertising, young children do not have the same perspective and tend to repeat what they see and hear.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Press Release from Sinn Féin Pobtachtach, Luimneach: