Getting into the ‘ween spirit.

Meath Farmer Tom writes:

Councils are d*cks

Bit harsh?

Or not harsh enough.

21 thoughts on “Flame Retardant

  1. Mister Mister

    Councils are dead right.

    Idiots with their unsupervised bonfires burning all sort of shite on public ground are the d*cks, big ones.

  2. well, tat's that

    Same gormless fools who don’t consider the consequences of their selfish fun. There’s also a huge scorch mark in the park next to Sandymount Strand every year due to the bonfire the scumbags light there. Half burned rubbish and smouldering debris flying around the place for dogs and children to find the next day.

        1. Common Projects

          It’s there for more than a few days. Smouldering for a good two weeks last year. Still charred three months later. Same the year before. What do the lads in sleepy hollow aka Irishtown cop shop do about it? NATHIN’.

          1. Cup of tea anyone

            Those scorch marks wont go away. You have to dig down an inch to get to all the plastic melted into the ground before anything can grow. It isn’t a nice job.

      1. pedeyw

        Ha, make fun of him for where lives. That’ll teach him to live there and be concerned about fire and environmental safety.

    1. Anomanomanom

      This has been a very quiet year. I’ve lived there all my life and it’s no where near has bad as previous years

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Pallet hoarding began around there back as early as late August this year, then stopped around mid-September. When I inquired why from the local scallwags I was told that ‘anyone caught with pallets will be evicted by the Corporation‘.
        I didn’t believe it at the time, but it seems to be working.

        Fair play to the Corporation, the Gardaí and local residents.

  3. Cobweb

    MCC will only prosecute/fine people who add to a bonfire…..no mention of any action against those who start them!

  4. Cup of tea anyone

    I think the solution to these bonfires would be to light them all at 7am the morning of halloween. Let them burn nice and bright in the sunshine and let the youngsters try to rebuild it for the night.
    It may not solve the problem of litter etc this year but if it happens next year as well, kids just might not bother collecting the following year.

  5. Count Chuckula

    Complaining about anti-social behaviour isn’t racism. It doesn’t achieve much, but it isn’t racism. The state isn’t equipped to enforce laws around public bonfires and the citizenry isn’t foolhardy enough to intervene with excitable children playing with fire. Kids will burn the palettes they hoard for months, but around my way, there are plenty of grown-ups who take the chance to save a fiver on dumping fees by burning couches and mattresses. If the law is useless, and it is, it requires a change in social consciousness to eliminate unsupervised, unsafe bonfires on public greens. And that simply isn’t going to happen any time soon.

    1. Peter Dempsey

      So it’s ok for skangers to throw puppies and cats into bonfires?

      Anyone who complains is a snob or a racist?

  6. Collywobble

    Farmer Tom obviously doesn’t live near a bonfire site and have to endure the rubbish, antisocial behaviour and daily fires for a month. When we were kids it was a one night thing and we didn’t upset the neighbours because our parents would kill us if we did. Not so now unfortunately. I sound like an old man :(

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