Are beacons the answer?

Belfast City Council is pioneering a plan that could lead to the ‘traditional’ 11th Night bonfires being replaced with large beacons. Nationalists remain sceptical of the plan because of the significant council-funding already committed to the project (£90,000). The Fire Service are reporting no major incidents on what is normally their busiest night of the year, though as Fair Deal has posted above, an Orange Hall was destroyed in a sectarian arson attack in Lavin. Another disturbing development is the breaking story (on Good Morning Ulster) this morning that at least one bonfire in north Antrim(at Ahoghill)- and possibly more in Ballymena- witnessed banners and/ or flags mocking the sectarian murder of Michael McIlveen. Beacons may solve the environmental problems associated with 11th Night bonfires, but can we expect further initiatives aimed at removing the sectarian toxins from this annual event?