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#bonfire

# bonfire - Monday 11 July, 2022

'Heartbreaking': Bonfire dismantled after man fell to his death in Antrim
# Vigil
# Vigil

'Heartbreaking': Bonfire dismantled after man fell to his death in Antrim

Jul 11th 2022, 7:44 AM 41,393 Views 0 Comments

John Steele was helping to construct a bonfire in a loyalist estate in Larne, Co Antrim, when the accident happened on Saturday night.

# bonfire - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Dublin Fire Brigade dealing with 'huge increase' in callouts to bonfires compared to last year
# Halloween
# Halloween

Dublin Fire Brigade dealing with 'huge increase' in callouts to bonfires compared to last year

Oct 27th 2020, 1:22 PM 18,184 Views 35 Comments

Station Officer Darren O’Connor said firefighters have had to deal with hundreds of fires in recent weeks.

# bonfire - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Placing of poppy wreaths on bonfire condemned
# Derry
# Derry

Placing of poppy wreaths on bonfire condemned

Aug 16th 2020, 1:01 PM 33,821 Views 48 Comments

Symbols associated with the unionist tradition were attached to nationalist fires lit in Derry this weekend.

# bonfire - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Police in Belfast release images after 29 officers injured during bonfire removal
# Belfast
# Belfast

Police in Belfast release images after 29 officers injured during bonfire removal

Aug 12th 2020, 1:21 PM 49,542 Views 72 Comments

The PSNI has said officer came under sustained attack with petrol bombs and other missiles thrown at them.

# bonfire - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Dublin Fire Brigade is responding to a large number of fires across the city tonight
# Halloween
# Halloween

Dublin Fire Brigade is responding to a large number of fires across the city tonight

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 10:50 PM 103,487 Views 83 Comments

DFB has had no reports of any firework or bonfire related injuries tonight.

# bonfire - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Firefighters come under attack whilst extinguishing bonfire in Dublin
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Firefighters come under attack whilst extinguishing bonfire in Dublin

Oct 27th 2019, 10:26 AM 48,659 Views 65 Comments

The incident happened in the south of the city last night.

# bonfire - Friday 9 August, 2019

Young man in critical condition after being stabbed near bonfire in Belfast
# Internment
# Internment

Young man in critical condition after being stabbed near bonfire in Belfast

Updated Aug 9th 2019, 10:15 AM 31,982 Views 54 Comments

A second man was also stabbed, and two men have been arrested.

# bonfire - Thursday 8 August, 2019

PSNI: Crowds 'cheered' as police officers fell injured in violent clashes over Belfast bonfire
# Internment
# Internment

PSNI: Crowds 'cheered' as police officers fell injured in violent clashes over Belfast bonfire

Updated Aug 8th 2019, 7:35 PM 47,209 Views 84 Comments

Sinn Féin and SDLP politicians have raised concerns over anti-internment bonfires in recent days.

# bonfire - Friday 12 July, 2019

Petrol bombs thrown at police during Eleventh Night in Belfast
# 11 July
# 11 July

Petrol bombs thrown at police during Eleventh Night in Belfast

Updated Jul 12th 2019, 10:43 AM 39,122 Views 95 Comments

There was a major drop in callouts to bonfires in loyalist areas this year, fire service says.

# bonfire - Friday 5 July, 2019

DUP defends councillors who posed in front of tricolour-burning bonfire
# Edenderry Bonfire
# Edenderry Bonfire

DUP defends councillors who posed in front of tricolour-burning bonfire

Jul 5th 2019, 1:30 PM 69,733 Views 117 Comments

The DUP said Tinsley attended the events in her own capacity, not as deputy mayor of Armagh.

# bonfire - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

600 tonnes of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween
# Halloween
# Halloween

600 tonnes of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween

Dec 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 6,166 Views 4 Comments

The council also received 600 reports regarding material stockpiling.

# bonfire - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Six men arrested after 'vile' video shows Grenfell Tower effigy being burned at bonfire
# London
# London

Six men arrested after 'vile' video shows Grenfell Tower effigy being burned at bonfire

Updated Nov 6th 2018, 7:39 PM 34,836 Views 78 Comments

People can be heard laughing in the video and saying “jump out the window” and “help me, help me”.

# bonfire - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween

Oct 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,573 Views 5 Comments

Emergency services do not want to see a repeat of Halloween-related injuries they have seen in previous years.

# bonfire - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Bonfire in Northern Ireland featuring names of murdered police officers condemned
# Derry
# Derry

Bonfire in Northern Ireland featuring names of murdered police officers condemned

Aug 16th 2018, 12:39 PM 18,313 Views 45 Comments

The bonfire was set alight on Wednesday night.

# bonfire - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Poll: Would you report wood being stockpiled for bonfires?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you report wood being stockpiled for bonfires?

Oct 18th 2017, 9:35 AM 15,549 Views 54 Comments

It’s getting closer to Halloween.

# bonfire - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Petrol bombs thrown at police at site of Derry bonfire
# Lecky Road
# Lecky Road

Petrol bombs thrown at police at site of Derry bonfire

Aug 15th 2017, 8:10 AM 8,195 Views 37 Comments

The controversial bonfire is due to be lit tonight after a row about its placement.

# bonfire - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Police attacked in Belfast after removal of wood from nationalist bonfire site
# Belfast
# Belfast

Police attacked in Belfast after removal of wood from nationalist bonfire site

Aug 8th 2017, 8:15 AM 12,335 Views 42 Comments

A number of cars were torched by youths and petrol bombs were thrown at police.

# bonfire - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Yesterday's 12th of July was the 'most peaceful for some years and a model for years to come'
# Peaceful Protest
# Peaceful Protest

Yesterday's 12th of July was the 'most peaceful for some years and a model for years to come'

Jul 13th 2017, 9:30 AM 16,511 Views 97 Comments

However, Sinn Féin is angry that a coffin with an effigy of Martin McGuinness was spotted on a loyalist bonfire.

# bonfire - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Sinn Féin member reports hate crime after election posters placed on bonfire
# The Twelfth
# The Twelfth

Sinn Féin member reports hate crime after election posters placed on bonfire

Jul 11th 2017, 8:52 AM 23,600 Views 140 Comments

An injunction preventing more material being added to four bonfires has also been broken ahead of the lighting of these fires this evening.

# bonfire - Friday 14 October, 2016

Public warned about the dangers of illegal bonfires as Halloween approaches
# Firestarter
# Firestarter

Public warned about the dangers of illegal bonfires as Halloween approaches

Oct 14th 2016, 4:40 PM 8,740 Views 32 Comments

Dublin City Council seized 750 tonnes of raw materials last year which were destined for bonfires across the capital.

# bonfire - Monday 8 August, 2016

MP warns people to not light bonfires with petrol after he suffers 30% burns in accident
# Don't Be Like Me
# Don't Be Like Me

MP warns people to not light bonfires with petrol after he suffers 30% burns in accident

Aug 8th 2016, 7:45 PM 22,341 Views 37 Comments

Gordon Henderson said he could have died in the incident.

# bonfire - Friday 1 July, 2016

Man who drove car into bonfire and attacked 3 gardaí gets partially suspended sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Man who drove car into bonfire and attacked 3 gardaí gets partially suspended sentence

Jul 1st 2016, 3:55 PM 16,031 Views 45 Comments

The man had also stolen a car and had been in unlawful possession of a handgun.

# bonfire - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Gardaí investigating after Limerick firefighters attacked at bonfire
# Garryowen
# Garryowen

Gardaí investigating after Limerick firefighters attacked at bonfire

May 3rd 2016, 3:31 PM 10,485 Views 29 Comments

No firefighters required medical attention following the incident.

# bonfire - Friday 23 October, 2015

Poll: Should Irish laws on fireworks be loosened?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish laws on fireworks be loosened?

Oct 23rd 2015, 9:50 AM 21,046 Views 92 Comments

It’s illegal to light fireworks without a licence. Is this too strict?

# bonfire - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Why will lots of bonfires be lit across the country tonight?
# Pagan Roots
# Pagan Roots

Why will lots of bonfires be lit across the country tonight?

Jun 23rd 2015, 6:10 AM 59,548 Views 65 Comments

You’re much more likely to know what it’s all about if you live in a rural area.

# bonfire - Friday 31 October, 2014

"I'm not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible" - Minister
# Safety First
# Safety First

"I'm not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible" - Minister

Oct 31st 2014, 7:30 AM 5,700 Views 7 Comments

Alan Kelly has something to say about Halloween.

# bonfire - Monday 13 October, 2014

See any piles of wood? Dublin City Council wants you to let them know
# The Stakeout
# The Stakeout

See any piles of wood? Dublin City Council wants you to let them know

Oct 13th 2014, 10:12 AM 9,358 Views 23 Comments

Dublin City Council says all bonfires are illegal, so should be stopped before they are lit.

# bonfire - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Unionists demand removal of Sinn Féin posters from bonfires
# The Twelfth
# The Twelfth

Unionists demand removal of Sinn Féin posters from bonfires

Jul 8th 2014, 10:07 AM 19,626 Views 98 Comments

Sinn Féin say that the burning of their posters is a “hate crime”.

# bonfire - Friday 1 November, 2013

Stockpiling for Halloween bonfire causes city centre flat blaze
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Stockpiling for Halloween bonfire causes city centre flat blaze

Nov 1st 2013, 10:15 PM 26,760 Views 60 Comments

Children lined the stairwell of the flats with more than 40 wooden pallets they collected for a bonfire.

# bonfire - Friday 9 August, 2013

Paint bombs, bottles and a sword: PSNI officers attacked in Belfast
# Bonfire
# Bonfire

Paint bombs, bottles and a sword: PSNI officers attacked in Belfast

Aug 9th 2013, 9:11 AM 6,925 Views 45 Comments

Eight police officers were injured in the attacks, two attended hospital for head injuries.

# bonfire - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Man tries Harlem Shake, falls into bonfire
# Don't Try This At Home
From The Daily Edge
# Don't Try This At Home

Man tries Harlem Shake, falls into bonfire

Apr 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,171 Views 0 Comments

Memes are dangerous, kids.

# bonfire - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour
# Halloween
# Halloween

Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour

Nov 1st 2012, 7:40 AM 14,679 Views 100 Comments

Emergency service vehicles were stoned and an ambush was set up in the Spencer Dock area in Dublin last night.

# bonfire - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

English town to burn Lance Armstrong effigy
# Celebrity Bonfire
# Celebrity Bonfire

English town to burn Lance Armstrong effigy

Oct 31st 2012, 8:17 PM 13,116 Views 29 Comments

Edenbridge in Kent burns a different celebrity effigy every year.

# bonfire - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Giant bonfires built in Belfast ahead of 12 July
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PHOTOS: Giant bonfires built in Belfast ahead of 12 July

Jul 10th 2012, 9:04 PM 25,384 Views 97 Comments

The huge bonfires have been built ahead of celebrations commemorating the Battle of the Boyne tomorrow night.