Donald Trump tipped to be the prize dummy after straw poll

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Donald Trump dummies are scaring voters at one of the more unusual summer festivals.
No less than three entries in the annual All-Ireland Scarecrow Championships are effigies of the controversial US presidential hopeful.

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Entrants flock every year to Durrow, Co Laois, to compete for a 3,000 euro top prize for the most outstanding scarecrow in its field.
Martin Lawlor, 64, who runs a florist and nursery in the small midlands town, along with his 93-year-old father Harold, created one of the Trump entries.
“It’s called Trump Card,” he said.
“The reason we created it is because Trump is making such a fool of himself – every time he opens his mouth.”
Mr Lawlor said he recreated the Republican White House candidate as a “very big figure to show his very big ego”.
“I think he has a very good chance of winning here in Durrow, and if he does he could win the big prize in America too,” he said.
Other political big-hitters lampooned in the festival include Boris Johnson.
The newly appointed British foreign secretary is represented as a straw sheep being sheared in a piece called Fleece The Politicians.
Welsh footballer Gareth Bale’s likeness has been fittingly fashioned from a straw bale.
The late legend David Bowie – reimagined as Ziggy Strawdust – as well as rapper Macklemore also feature this year.
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival runs until Sunday when the All-Ireland Championship winner – voted by a panel of judges – will be announced.