Further to Meath County Council’s bonfire ban

Collywobble writes:

Rubbish collected by “legging it” scallywags on Meath county council land. Reported to them two weeks ago but burned every night since then saving them the bother of lifting it. Councils are indeed d***s!

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15 thoughts on “Tyke Away

  1. SoLo

    I understand why councils have to crack down on illegal bonfires but how about organising alternatives. It’s terrible trying to end a tradition of thousands of years.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      They do – in Dublin anyhow. There are Council-organised bonfires, often with fireworks and costume competitions for kids which are supervised and safe.

    2. Woof

      Thousands of years? I don’t remember this being a tradition when I was a tyke. That was a long time ago, but not even hundreds of years.

      1. SoLo

        Bonfires were are major part of Celtic/pagan Samhain festival which is the basis for Halloween. Perhaps it varies regionally.

  2. Joe835

    Meath County Council are a particularly hands-off bunch of lads, so I’m amazed they bothered even drafting a press release about this. This is a council that doesn’t cut green areas because it doesn’t have a parks department…..

    1. Dhaughton99

      Well if there’s nothing in it for them. You don’t expect them lads to be getting out of the van for that.
      Only time we see the grass getting cut in west Dublin is on a Saturday so they can get the overtime.

  3. pissedasanewt

    What are those red flowers in the foreground?

    I’ve been walking my dog in a West Dublin park these lovely mornings. There’s always a parks department presence, but the shovels are either being leaned on or not attended to at all. I’d say those shovels have never been more than an inch into the ground.

  4. Owensie

    I’m in Tallaght and the council cut the grass across from me regularly. The park is strewn with bits of doors and other wood from kids collecting in the evening, by the morning there are tyre marks in the grass and the place is clean again.

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