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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# bonfire

Last year
# Vigil
'Heartbreaking': Bonfire dismantled after man fell to his death in Antrim
John Steele was helping to construct a bonfire in a loyalist estate in Larne, Co Antrim, when the accident happened on Saturday night.
All time
# Halloween
Dublin Fire Brigade dealing with 'huge increase' in callouts to bonfires compared to last year
Station Officer Darren O’Connor said firefighters have had to deal with hundreds of fires in recent weeks.
# Derry
Placing of poppy wreaths on bonfire condemned
Symbols associated with the unionist tradition were attached to nationalist fires lit in Derry this weekend.
# Belfast
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.
# Halloween
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.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Firefighters come under attack whilst extinguishing bonfire in Dublin
The incident happened in the south of the city last night.
# Internment
Young man in critical condition after being stabbed near bonfire in Belfast
A second man was also stabbed, and two men have been arrested.
# Internment
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.
# 11 july
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.
# edenderry bonfire
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.
# Halloween
600 tonnes of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween
The council also received 600 reports regarding material stockpiling.
# London
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”.
# Careful Now
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.
# Derry
Bonfire in Northern Ireland featuring names of murdered police officers condemned
The bonfire was set alight on Wednesday night.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you report wood being stockpiled for bonfires?
It’s getting closer to Halloween.
# Lecky Road
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.
# Belfast
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.
# peaceful protest
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.
# 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.
# firestarter
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.
# don't be like me
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.
# Courts
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.
# Garryowen
Gardaí investigating after Limerick firefighters attacked at bonfire
No firefighters required medical attention following the incident.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish laws on fireworks be loosened?
It’s illegal to light fireworks without a licence. Is this too strict?
# 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.
# Safety First
"I'm not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible" - Minister
Alan Kelly has something to say about Halloween.
# The Stakeout
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.
# the twelfth
Unionists demand removal of Sinn Féin posters from bonfires
Sinn Féin say that the burning of their posters is a “hate crime”.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
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
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.
# Don't Try This At Home
Man tries Harlem Shake, falls into bonfire
Memes are dangerous, kids.
# Halloween
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.
# celebrity bonfire
English town to burn Lance Armstrong effigy
Edenbridge in Kent burns a different celebrity effigy every year.
# Northern Ireland
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.