Should bonfires be licensed or negotiated with individual communities?

In this section of yesterday’s Nolan Radio Show is worth listening to. It features Claire Hanna of the SDLP contextualising the party’s Environment Minister Mark H Durkan’s proposals to licence bonfires (any and all of them).

Her key point is that compliance with the law as it is currently practised cannot rely on negotiated outcomes in which ‘the community’ decides what’s fair…

It’s worth listening to Jim Wilson’s rather unclear explanation of what he means by community decisions

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