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The remains of huge bonfires of domestic waste on the open area at Beechwood - in the background children play in the still smouldering remains of a more recent fire. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Toxic fumes from piles of burning plastic and other domestic waste hung in the air when Drogheda Life visited the Beechwood estate on Drogheda’s South side this afternoon. I witnessed children playing in the smouldering embers of bonfires that looked as if they’d been burning for days.

An outraged Councillor Paul Bell has called on Louth County Council to support the Beechwood residents in their fight to stop this antisocial behaviour which is causing great anxiety for the local community.

“In response to several calls from distraught residents I visited the area and witnessed the remains of fires set on the main the green space in the estate” he said. “The material was household and domestic waste which is deeply concerning” he added.

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