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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Halloween

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Hidden Ireland: Step into the site where Halloween began
Archaeologist Neil Jackman steers us around some spooky ancient Samhain spots in Roscommon, Dublin, Meath and Wexford. Hold us.
This flying Grim Reaper prank is absolutely terrifying
This’ll give you the heebie jeebies.
Here are some of the costumes that turned up in Irish schools today
Look at the rig-outs on this lot!
The best Marty Morrissey Halloween costume you'll see today
Halloween just got a whole lot better.
These are the greatest Breaking Bad costumes you're likely to see this year
Looking for inspiration?
Best dad ever makes LED lightsuit for toddler daughter
Certainly the most adorable thing you’ll see before 9am.
Here's how to get away with trick-or-treating as an adult
You’re never too old.
Amazing Halloween light display is perfectly synced to Blurred Lines
Ylvis The Fox and Deadmau5 are also involved. Terrifying.
WATCH: Ghost caught on camera robbing an off-licence
This shocking footage will spook you out.
These kids' Halloween costumes will make you want to up your game this year
They make dressing up look like child’s play.
Fund-it effort helps put Macnas back on the streets
Galway will see the colourful Macnas parade at Halloween as community pulls out all the stops.
Man asked to tone down "too scary" Halloween decorations
Abandon all halloween spirit ye who pass here…
Fire crew stoned with rocks a day after they call for an end in anti-social behaviour
IFESA says the Waterford incident is just the latest in anti-social attacks on fire service crews.
Concern about attacks on firefighters as Halloween approaches
Dublin Fire Brigade has said that the number of incidents of violence is small compared to the huge number of calls they attend every year.
Cinderella meets Carrie in terrifying mashup
Halloween is coming, time to get in the spirit.
WATCH: Guillermo Del Toro's opener for this year's Simpsons Halloween episode
It’s pretty incredible.
Take a trip inside a 'naked haunted house'
And see people getting scared without their clothes on.
Tesco and Asda withdraw 'psycho ward' and 'mental patient' costumes
The two supermarket chains came under fire yesterday over the Halloween costumes that were described as “staggeringly offensive”.
Hocus Pocus is 20 years old, here's what it can still teach you about life
You now have permission to watch it even though it’s not Halloween yet.
Column: ‘Island? Which island?’ – life as an Irish person in Japan
James Joyce? U2? Guinness? No – Halloween is the only thing that earns Ireland any kudos, writes Hannah Quinn.
Woman 'finds letter from Chinese labour camp' in Halloween decorations
A woman in Oregon found the letter in the decorations, which she had bought in Kmart the previous year.
Lisa McInerney: Playing the 'pleb' - why are we still at it?
Jarvis Cocker was right – it’s not cool to pretend to be poor, and struggling to get by doesn’t automatically make you a folk hero.
Fourth victim dies from Madrid stampede: reports
A 17-year-old girl died this morning as a result of a stampede at a Halloween night rave in Madrid.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
Chris Brown's mother defends his Halloween costume on Twitter
Can Chris Brown do ANYTHING right? Dressing as a terrorist for Halloween probably wasn’t the best idea.
Student whose Halloween costume catches fire "highly motivated, respected"
NUI Galway releases statement on popular student who is still in critical condition in hospital.
The Dredge: Lady Gaga dressed as weed
The best of this morning’s celebrity dirt.
Halloween party stampede kills three in Madrid
The huge crowd scrambled towards the exit doors in a panic apparently sparked by someone throwing a flare.
Garda patrol car set on fire in Kildare
The incident happened at 10pm last night while Gardaí were responding to a call in the Castletown housing estate in Celbridge.
UPDATED: Even more incredible Halloween costumes… created by readers
We’ve added more amazing costumes to the slideshow. You’re the best, guys!
Man in critical condition after Halloween costume caught fire
The incident happened in a nightclub in Galway city centre and Gardaí are investigating.
Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour
Emergency service vehicles were stoned and an ambush was set up in the Spencer Dock area in Dublin last night.
13 houses you don’t want go trick-or-treating at
It’s not the houses themselves. It’s more the people who live there.
New Jersey governor postpones Halloween
Governor Chris Christie said it would both dangerous and imprudent to celebrate Halloween as the state struggles to deal with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Polish archbishop condemns "dangers of pagan Halloween"
Archbishop Andrzej Dziega denounced dressing up as ghouls and ghosts for the 31 October festival as a “promotion of paganism”, and of death.
Dublin Bus changes routes over 'anti-social behaviour'
The 13 and the 122 have been affected.
Paralympic skiier Josh Sundquist dresses up as leg lamp, wins Halloween
You might not have heard of Sundquist before, but you will never forget this costume.
Very Important Halloween Warning of the Day
These monkey nuts have a crucial message for you.
4 last minute Hallowe'en costumes
You’ve gone and left it too late, haven’t you?
Emergency services association call for stronger protection
The IFESA said workers are bracing themselves for another busy Halloween tonight when it is more than likely they will face injury and assault.