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# bonfire - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Placing of poppy wreaths on bonfire condemned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

The bonfire was set alight on Wednesday night.

# bonfire - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Poll: Would you report wood being stockpiled for bonfires? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you report wood being stockpiled for bonfires?

It’s getting closer to Halloween.

# bonfire - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Petrol bombs thrown at police at site of Derry bonfire

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

No firefighters required medical attention following the incident.

# bonfire - Friday 23 October, 2015

Poll: Should Irish laws on fireworks be loosened? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish laws on fireworks be loosened?

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?

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Stockpiling for Halloween bonfire causes city centre flat blaze

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

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

# bonfire - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

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

Man tries Harlem Shake, falls into bonfire

Memes are dangerous, kids.

# bonfire - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour

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

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 This post contains images

PHOTOS: Giant bonfires built in Belfast ahead of 12 July

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