Dubliners Urged to Report Bonfire Material #dubsafehalloween

Dublin City Council is promoting a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone this year. All bonfires are illegal and Dublin City Council is asking the public to report any stockpiled material.
 
The public can do this through:
 
The Council will carry out dozens of stockpiling raids between now and Halloween. It’s all part of its drive to promote a safe Halloween that all the community can enjoy. This includes family-friendly Halloween events around the city, licensed fireworks displays and Dublin Fire Brigades safety awareness campaign.
 
The council will use #dubsafehalloween to promote this on social media and is encouraging the public to use this hashtag when posting their own safe Halloween content.
 
Hugh Coughlan of Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Services says, “Offering a safe environment for people to celebrate Halloween and stopping illegal bonfires has played a big part in reducing the damage Halloween has traditionally caused. However we need the public’s support in this and that’s why we are asking people to report stockpiled material to us. Remember, all bonfires are illegal and, as well as being a safety risk, cause considerable damage to the environment.”
 
Dublin City Council removed about 1,000 tyres and 800 tonnes of bonfire material last year.
 
 
 
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For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes to the Editor:
 
The plan includes the following measures:
  • Raising awareness with schools. 
  • Campaign to highlight dangers and offer practical advice. 
  • Consultation with businesses and supermarkets to minimise the supply of trolleys and combustible materials. 
  • Ongoing liaison with An Garda Siochana and local communities. 
  • Deployment of Waste Management, Housing, Parks and Area resources in preventive and follow-up actions with the assistance of An Garda Siochana. 
  • Strict Enforcement by the City Council of Waste Management, Fire Services and Housing legislation. 
  • Promotion and support to local communities in the organisation of safe and enjoyable Halloween activities. 
  • Emergency Services Callouts 
 
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