Council Urge Public To Report Illegal Bonfires

Dublin City Council has urged the public to report any stockpiled bonfire material ahead of Halloween celebrations.

Bonfires are illegal and the council has said that it will carry out a number of stockpiling raids to remove bonfire material between now and Halloween, as part of a drive to promote "a safe Halloween that all the community can enjoy".

The council will use #dubsafehalloween to promote the campaign on social media and is encouraging the public to use this hashtag when posting their own safe Halloween content.

Dublin Fire Brigade will use #firesafety on social media promoting the Dublin Fire Brigade Safety Awareness Campaign.

Brian Hanney of Dublin City Council's Waste Management Services said: "Dublin City Council is again putting in place an extensive action plan for the 2015 Halloween period. The main focus is to promote a safe and enjoyable Halloween for the citizens of Dublin through various events and festivals across the City and to minimise the impact of environmental and social consequences of bonfires and illegal fireworks through preventative actions and awareness raising activities."

Dublin City Council removed about 1,500 tyres and 750 tonnes of bonfire material last year.

The public can report bonfire material in a number of way:

• Dublin City Council's Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

• The Environmental Protection Agency's 24 hour National Environmental Complaints Line at 1850 365 121

• Log onto our website dublincity.ie , click on the link ‘Report Stockpiling of Bonfire Material'

• Email customerservices@dublincity.ie


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

19 October 2015
Halloween Fire Safety Campaign Launched
Dublin Fire Brigade's Halloween Safety Campaign, 'Be Safe Been Seen' has been launched at Dublin Fire HQ by tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh. The Fire Brigade will work with Dublin Bus, An Garda Siochana and the DSPCA in an effort to inform young people about the dangers of illegal bonfires and fireworks.
21 October 2013
Dublin Fire Brigade To Launch Halloween Safety Campaign
Dublin Fire Brigade will launch its Halloween safety campaign, 'Be Safe – Stay Safe', on Tuesday with an event at St. Brigid’s Senior Girls National School, Wellmount Ave., Finglas West.
01 November 2007
Emergency Services Stretched At Hallowe'en
The emergency services have described last night as one of their busiest ever after thousands of emergency calls were received relating to Hallowe'en celebrations. A number of people are being treated in hospital in Dublin following incidents near bonfires in the city.
30 October 2013
DCC Urge People To 'Stay Away' From Bonfires
Dublin City Council has urged people to "stay away from bonfires" on Halloween night. Asking the public to report "stockpiled bonfire material", the country's largest local authority have reminded people that bonfires are illegal.
19 May 2014
Labour Euro Candidate Launches 'Seven Point Plan'
Labour European election candidate Emer Cotello, has vowed to make Europe work better for Dublin, as she launched a seven point plan as part of election campaign. One-third of Ireland’s population lives in Dublin. An economically vibrant Dublin is therefore vital to Ireland’s overall economic and social well-being.