Implement new bonfire report recommendations - Sinn Fein

Mar 28, 2018, 11:42 AM

Implement the recommendations from Belfast City Council report on bonfires now. That's the call from Sinn Fein this morning. Former Northern Ireland Ombudsman Tom Frawley was appointed to investigate the council's controversial storage of bonfire material last summer. His report is now with Belfast City Council's six largest parties. Sinn Fein say "the council needs to deal with excesses around bonfires which pose risk or harm to people, property or the environment. Current practice cannot continue where there is the burning of flags, election posters and effigies, which cause great offence to sections of the community." In a response to the Belfast Telegraph today DUP councillor George Dorrian says any new strategy must be based on "self regulation and community engagement" and licensing bonfires will not work. Stephen spoke to Sinn Fein group leader at Belfast City Council Deirdre Hargey.