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# halloween - Monday 1 November, 2021

Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween
# Halloween
# Halloween

Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween

Nov 1st 2021, 9:28 AM 25,772 Views 24 Comments

186 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade yesterday, down from over 480 last year.

# halloween - Sunday 31 October, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about the Monster Mash?
# Graveyard Smash
# Graveyard Smash

Quiz: How much do you know about the Monster Mash?

Oct 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 26,343 Views 12 Comments

Did it catch on in a flash?

# halloween - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Kids can go trick or treating, NPHET says - unless they have flu-like symptoms
# Halloween
# Halloween

Kids can go trick or treating, NPHET says - unless they have flu-like symptoms

Oct 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,938 Views 16 Comments

“If you have a sick child, and please isolate them and don’t let them mix with other children,” Dr Ronan Glynn said.

# halloween - Friday 29 October, 2021

The weather won't be spooktacular this Halloween but it's not terrifying either
# Forecast
# Forecast

The weather won't be spooktacular this Halloween but it's not terrifying either

Oct 29th 2021, 8:28 AM 13,914 Views 9 Comments

Sunday will see some heavy showers but there will be sunny spells too.

# halloween - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?

Oct 24th 2021, 10:04 AM 35,612 Views 38 Comments

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

Soothing music and safe hiding places - Tips to help keep pets happy during fireworks
# Halloween
# Halloween

Soothing music and safe hiding places - Tips to help keep pets happy during fireworks

Oct 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,092 Views 10 Comments

Halloween can be a frightening time for pets.

# halloween - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland
# Halloween
# Halloween

Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland

Oct 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 14,026 Views 17 Comments
  • Supply chains and post-Brexit paperwork in the UK may be to blame for the illegal trade in Fireworks in Ireland.
  • Gardaí and Customs have made seizures but in general sources said possessions have reduced.
  • Gardaí have launched Operation Tombola while Customs have targeted shipments arriving into Ireland via the postal network.

# halloween - Friday 15 October, 2021

Dublin firefighters to ballot for industrial action over staff shortages on busiest month
# Halloween
# Halloween

Dublin firefighters to ballot for industrial action over staff shortages on busiest month

Oct 15th 2021, 4:29 PM 9,230 Views 4 Comments

Siptu said firefighters are concerned they will not be able to respond adequately to emergencies.

# halloween - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Poll: Have you broken out the Halloween decorations yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you broken out the Halloween decorations yet?

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:54 PM 23,108 Views 31 Comments

It’s almost pumpkin time.

# halloween - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Dangers of fireworks use highlighted with new campaign
# Halloween
# Halloween

Dangers of fireworks use highlighted with new campaign

Sep 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 9,033 Views 16 Comments

People are being urged to think about what the unintended consequences of their actions might be.

# halloween - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Concerns raised in Dublin as residents left 'terrified' over 'intimidating' use of fireworks
# Fireworks
# Fireworks

Concerns raised in Dublin as residents left 'terrified' over 'intimidating' use of fireworks

Aug 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 54,084 Views 56 Comments
  • The sale, possession and use of fireworks in the Republic of Ireland is illegal.
  • There's been reports of fireworks being let off in various areas of the city as early as a few weeks ago.
  • Fireworks are often imported illegally across the border from Northern Ireland for use here.

# halloween - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:16 PM 24,066 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on Halloween night.

# halloween - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Major spike in Halloween fire brigade call outs in Dublin
# Fireworks
# Fireworks

Major spike in Halloween fire brigade call outs in Dublin

Nov 1st 2020, 4:40 PM 39,520 Views 31 Comments

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?
# Samhain
# Samhain

Quiz: How well do you know these Halloween traditions?

Oct 31st 2020, 10:00 PM 53,710 Views 7 Comments

Test your knowledge.

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

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

Oct 31st 2020, 11:00 AM 19,581 Views 13 Comments

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

The winners (and some other excellent entries) to our Just Eat pumpkin carving competition
# Competition
# Competition

The winners (and some other excellent entries) to our Just Eat pumpkin carving competition

Oct 31st 2020, 9:30 AM 38,206 Views 15 Comments

Your skills are remarkable.

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

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

Oct 31st 2020, 9:09 AM 36,981 Views 27 Comments

Among many traditions for Oíche Shamhna is the barmbrack.

# halloween - Friday 30 October, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these ghosts?
# Ghosteens
# Ghosteens

Quiz: How well do you know these ghosts?

Oct 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 46,624 Views 12 Comments

Do you know your Stinky from your Stretch?

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

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

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 8:20 PM 159,635 Views 36 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 30th 2020, 8:30 AM 34,675 Views 50 Comments

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
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

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

Oct 29th 2020, 9:45 PM 46,150 Views 15 Comments

It will be the second full moon of this calendar month, making it a “Blue Moon”.

# halloween - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 27th 2020, 7:31 PM 47,659 Views 43 Comments

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
# Halloween
# Halloween

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

Oct 27th 2020, 1:22 PM 18,175 Views 35 Comments

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
# Halloween

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

Oct 27th 2020, 8:16 AM 27,146 Views 48 Comments

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
# Spooktacular

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?

Oct 25th 2020, 9:56 AM 45,023 Views 65 Comments

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?
# Halloween
# Halloween

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

Oct 24th 2020, 10:00 PM 78,539 Views 46 Comments

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

Send us a pic of your carved Hallowe'en pumpkin and win a free dinner from Just Eat
# Halloween
# Halloween

Send us a pic of your carved Hallowe'en pumpkin and win a free dinner from Just Eat

Oct 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 24,812 Views 8 Comments

Get creative.

# halloween - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Gardaí seize over 2,400 fireworks at premises in Dublin
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Gardaí seize over 2,400 fireworks at premises in Dublin

Oct 17th 2020, 10:02 AM 37,214 Views 24 Comments

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
# Spooky
# Spooky

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

Sep 28th 2020, 9:00 PM 22,002 Views 7 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Sep 7th 2020, 8:09 PM 66,541 Views 70 Comments

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
# Fireworks
# Fireworks

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 141,267 Views 43 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 7:00 PM 16,712 Views 19 Comments

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
# Halloween
# Halloween

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

Nov 1st 2019, 7:37 AM 47,473 Views 67 Comments

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
# Halloween
# Halloween

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

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 10:50 PM 103,476 Views 83 Comments

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

Quiz: Test your knowledge of all things Halloween
# Oiche Shamhna
# Oiche Shamhna

Quiz: Test your knowledge of all things Halloween

Oct 31st 2019, 7:01 PM 25,186 Views 5 Comments

Trick or treat?

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 2:05 PM 63,767 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2019, 1:44 PM 8,851 Views 5 Comments

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
# Halloween
# Halloween

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

Oct 28th 2019, 2:30 PM 13,837 Views 2 Comments

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
# Halloween
# Halloween

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

Oct 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,530 Views 6 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Oct 27th 2019, 8:30 AM 35,058 Views 9 Comments

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

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