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# bonfires - Saturday 8 August, 2020

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.

# bonfires - Sunday 12 July, 2020

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.

# bonfires - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'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.

# bonfires - Monday 21 October, 2019

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.

# bonfires - Thursday 11 July, 2019

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.

# bonfires - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim

Frazer said he was disgusted for his wider family.

# bonfires - Thursday 12 July, 2018

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.

# bonfires - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

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 - Saturday 21 October, 2017

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.

# bonfires - Saturday 14 October, 2017

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.

# bonfires - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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.

# bonfires - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Coffin with effigy of Martin McGuinness on loyalist bonfire in east Belfast

Sinn Féin’s Declan Kearney called it a “particularly sickening manifestation”.

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.

# bonfires - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'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.

# bonfires - Sunday 23 October, 2016

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.

# bonfires - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Three houses set ablaze in Belfast after bonfire burns out of control 12th Of July This post contains images

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.

# bonfires - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Poll: Do you feel safe in your local area during Halloween? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe in your local area during Halloween?

Or is it relatively quiet?

Ambulance comes under attack during a chaotic night for emergency services

DFB’s control centre processed a total of 700 calls.

# bonfires - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Mary Lou: Burning Sinn Féin effigies is 'race hatred'

She condemned the violence that has taken place in recent days.

# bonfires - 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.

# bonfires - Friday 24 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Dublin City Council has been confiscating wood and tyres ahead of Halloween

The Council is cracking down on bonfires.

# bonfires - Friday 11 July, 2014

Condemnation after lynched figure depicting Gerry Adams placed on loyalist bonfire

Gerry Adams has condemned the figure’s appearance as “deeply offensive”.

# bonfires - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In pictures: Huge bonfires across North for the Twelfth of July Bonfires This post contains images

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.

# bonfires - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Twelfth bonfires to be lit tonight as parade tension rises Twelfth Of July This post contains images

Twelfth bonfires to be lit tonight as parade tension rises

The huge stacks of pallets and tyres will be set alight tonight.