Bonfires – Update

26th October, 2011

Many residents have spoken to me about their fears over the threat of bonfires on Drumcliffe Green and other areas of Cabra in the lead up to Halloween. Following these conversations, I have raised this matter with the Gardai and through the Cabra Community Forum. Community Gardai have emphasised to me that they are doing all possible to prevent the creation of bonfires and respond promptly to concerns from local residents. I will continue to raise this issue with the Gardai in the run up to Halloween. Local residents are playing a very central role in working with the Authorities to response to these dangers. Dublin City Council has assured me that it will continue to monitor the collection of bonfire materials right through the Halloween period so that major incidents are prevented.