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# halloween - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Teenage boy arrested and charged over Halloween fire at building in Oldcastle, Meath

The incident happened on Halloween night.

# halloween - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Major spike in Halloween fire brigade call outs in Dublin

Nearly 400 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade last night.

# halloween - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these Halloween traditions?

Test your knowledge.

From the Bram Stoker Festival to spooky tours of Dublin - here are some online events to keep you busy this Halloween

With Level 5 restrictions in place, many Halloween events have moved online.

Poll: What's the correct way to slice a barmbrack? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's the correct way to slice a barmbrack?

Among many traditions for Oíche Shamhna is the barmbrack.

# halloween - Friday 30 October, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these ghosts?

Do you know your Stinky from your Stretch?

Storm Aiden: Orange wind warning tomorrow with gusts of up to 130km for 12 counties expected

A weather advisory for the entire country will be in place from 9pm tonight until 6pm on Monday.

Poll: Have you carved a pumpkin for Halloween this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you carved a pumpkin for Halloween this year?

We’re just a day out from the spookiest night of the year.

# halloween - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

This is the first full moon on Halloween in Ireland since 1955.

# halloween - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Normal Halloween celebrations are 'not going to be possible this year I'm afraid', says Holohan

Kids won’t be able to call around to neighbours houses this weekend, says NPHET.

Dublin Fire Brigade dealing with 'huge increase' in callouts to bonfires compared to last year

Station Officer Darren O’Connor said firefighters have had to deal with hundreds of fires in recent weeks.

Poll: Do you plan to watch some horror films this Halloween? Halloween This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to watch some horror films this Halloween?

We may not be able to do many things like we usually would but we can still watch some horror films this Halloween.

# halloween - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween? Spooktacular This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?

We’re less than a week off from the scariest night of the year.

# halloween - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the colour orange?

Autumn leaves, dusky sunsets, pumpkins… you get the idea.

# halloween - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Gardaí seize over 2,400 fireworks at premises in Dublin

Over 2,400 fireworks worth approximately €1,800 were discovered and seized.

# halloween - Monday 28 September, 2020

Dublin councils move most Halloween plans online due to Covid-19

It’s almost that time of year again…

# halloween - Monday 7 September, 2020

NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment

Dr Ronan Glynn said messages about how to safely socialise at these times will likely be issued.

# halloween - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Concerns raised as Dublin residents left 'petrified' over 'utter chaos' caused by fireworks

There have been multiple reports on social media in recent weeks of fireworks being let off across the city.

# halloween - Saturday 2 November, 2019

How many Halloween-related incidents did firefighters respond to in Dublin? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of months that the Book of Kells will be removed from public display for.

# halloween - Friday 1 November, 2019

Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre

Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.

# halloween - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Dublin Fire Brigade is responding to a large number of fires across the city tonight

DFB has had no reports of any firework or bonfire related injuries tonight.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of all things Halloween

Trick or treat?

McDonald's apologises for Bloody Sunday reference in Portuguese Halloween ice cream ad

The two-for-one sundae advertisements appeared in Portugal this week.

Expect a wet Halloween night if you're out trick-or-treating

Going out just before dark might allow you to avoid the rain.

# halloween - Monday 28 October, 2019

Stuff That Changed the World: From sarcophagus to taphophobia, the history of the coffin

Ahead of Halloween, Simon Tierney runs us through the fascinating history of the coffin.

Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween

With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.

# halloween - Sunday 27 October, 2019

The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac

Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) is fast approaching, which means it’s nearly time for a slice of brack.

# halloween - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Event Guide: Ready for Halloween? Here are some spooky events taking place over the next week

A list of spooky events for the whole family taking place in the run up to Halloween.

# halloween - Monday 21 October, 2019

Halloween campaign warns public of 'life-changing injuries' caused by fireworks

Dublin Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer has said it’s important that parents of young children know where they are and make sure they are supervised.

# halloween - Friday 23 August, 2019

'Enough is enough': Bus and rail services to be withdrawn from anti-social behaviour 'black spots'

The NBRU is calling for a Garda Public Transport Unit due to an “alarming” increase in assaults on staff.

# halloween - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Ireland to take 'ownership' of Halloween for new festival

The festival has funding for three years and is inspired by Irish mythology.

# halloween - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

# halloween - Thursday 10 January, 2019

A major new Halloween festival is tipped to be bigger than New Year's Eve

Fáilte Ireland hopes the large-scale event in Meath will generate €12 million by 2022.

# halloween - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

600 tonnes of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween

The council also received 600 reports regarding material stockpiling.

# halloween - Saturday 3 November, 2018

How many calls did Dublin Fire Brigade receive on Halloween? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The total amount of money raised from the Liam Miller tribute match.

# halloween - Thursday 1 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge The 13 greatest Irish Halloween costumes of 2018 Halloween

The 13 greatest Irish Halloween costumes of 2018


Cars driven onto bonfires and firework injuries: Dublin Fire Brigade received 900 calls last night

A full fleet of over 100 firefighters were out to cope with the callouts on one of the busiest night of the year.

# halloween - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade is dealing with a huge amount of fires spread out across the city tonight

Halloween is one of the busiest days of the year for the force.

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