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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# bonfires

Last year
2022
# Halloween
Dublin Fire Brigade received almost 170 calls about Halloween-related fires yesterday
Dublin City Council said there was limited anti-social behaviour towards firefighters and paramedics last night.
# bonfires
NI leaders condemn burning of British and Israeli flags in Derry bonfire
The PSNI have launched a hate crime investigation into the bonfire.
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# the twelfth
Unionist leaders criticise burning of Irish tricolour flags on Eleventh Night bonfires
More than 230 Eleventh Night bonfires were lit across Northern Ireland between Friday night and last night.
# bonfires
26 PSNI officers injured after petrol bombs and masonry thrown by 'large group of youths' in Belfast
The officers were there with contractors tasked with removing bonfire material from land on Distillery Street.
# Twelfth of July
Crowds gather as Twelfth of July bonfires lit amid coronavirus restrictions
Call outs by the Northern Ireland fire service dropped by a third this year compared to last year.
# No parades
'Radio Boyne' and an Ulster Fry: How the Orange Order is celebrating a socially distanced 12 July
The Orange Order has cancelled parades this year because of Covid-19.
# Safety
Halloween campaign warns public of 'life-changing injuries' caused by fireworks
Dublin Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer has said it’s important that parents of young children know where they are and make sure they are supervised.
# 11 july
Belfast City Council axes plan to remove bonfire after contractor pulls out
The bonfires are lit in some loyalist areas on 11 July across Northern Ireland.
# Northern Ireland
'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim
Frazer said he was disgusted for his wider family.
# Eleventh Night
The North's fire service dealt with a call every 48 seconds last night
Last night saw 57 bonfires across the province ahead of today’s 12 July marches.
# Eleventh Night
Bus and cars set on fire and bomb scare at airport as UVF threatens 'serious disorder'
Bonfires are traditionally lit on the Eleventh Night, the eve of the Twelfth of July, and police are expecting trouble.
# bonfires
Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween
It will also use a live feed showing bonfires and other incidents similar to the one used for Storm Ophelia.
# stay safe
People asked to report stockpiling of bonfire materials ahead of Halloween
Dublin City Council said it wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
# Belfast
Pictures: Republican fires burn to mark the anniversary of internment without trial
This was the second night in a row that youths reportedly clashed with police in Belfast.
# Twelfth of July
Coffin with effigy of Martin McGuinness on loyalist bonfire in east Belfast
Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney called it a “particularly sickening manifestation”.
# the twelfth
Sinn Féin member reports hate crime after election posters placed on bonfire
An injunction preventing more material being added to four bonfires has also been broken ahead of the lighting of these fires this evening.
# Loyalist
'A disgraceful episode': Belfast Council to investigate controversial bonfire pallets storage
Up to 3,000 pallets were stolen from a council site earlier this week.
# firestarter
Businesses forced to hide pallets inside over fears they'll be stolen for illegal bonfires
Dublin Fire Brigade are calling on businesses to do what they can do stop dangerous bonfires.
# 12th of july
Three houses set ablaze in Belfast after bonfire burns out of control
Today marks the anniversary of the victory of Dutch Prince William of Orange over the Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel safe in your local area during Halloween?
Or is it relatively quiet?
# Halloween
Ambulance comes under attack during a chaotic night for emergency services
DFB’s control centre processed a total of 700 calls.
# bonfires
Mary Lou: Burning Sinn Féin effigies is 'race hatred'
She condemned the violence that has taken place in recent days.
# pagan roots
Why will lots of bonfires be lit across the country tonight?
You’re much more likely to know what it’s all about if you live in a rural area.
# illegal bonfires
Dublin City Council has been confiscating wood and tyres ahead of Halloween
The Council is cracking down on bonfires.
# tensions
Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire
Gerry Adams has condemned the figure’s appearance as “deeply offensive”.
# bonfires
In pictures: Huge bonfires across North for the Twelfth of July
The Orange Order has said it has a peaceful solution to the Ardoyne dispute.
# Twelfth of July
Twelfth bonfires to be lit tonight as parade tension rises
The huge stacks of pallets and tyres will be set alight tonight.