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# Halloween

This month
November 2023
PSNI cast doubt on photo of man dressed as Palestinian militant walking through Derry
However a local journalist has said that other photos show the same costumed character.
Debunked: Photo of ‘corpse’ using phone isn't from Gaza; it actually shows a Halloween costume
Images from filmmakers and protests have also been misleadingly said to show that Gaza casualties are a hoax.
Dublin Fire Brigade received one call every 70 seconds on Halloween night
In one instance, firefighters from Tallaght were called out to extinguish a car on fire.
Last month
October 2023
Quiz: How well do you know modern horror movies?
The scariest quiz you’ll take today.
'Don't dress your pets up' and other helpful advice heading into Halloween night
Most pets have much more sensitive hearing than humans, so are particularly vulnerable to fireworks.
Poll: Will you be dressing up for Halloween this year?
Will you be donning a costume – or is it something you leave to the children these days?
Here's why you shouldn't wear novelty contact lenses this Halloween
The products, which carry potentially serious health risks, have become increasingly popular in recent years.
Poll: Would you report bonfire-related activity?
Have your say on bonfires.
Woman hospitalised with facial injuries after being hit by firework aimed at Belfast police
The woman in her 30s suffered burns and swelling to her face.
Dublin City Council calls on citizens to report stockpiling for Halloween bonfires
The council says it wants to promote a safe season, reminding citizens that any and all bonfires are illegal.
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Dublin Fire Brigade received almost 170 calls about Halloween-related fires yesterday
Dublin City Council said there was limited anti-social behaviour towards firefighters and paramedics last night.
Quiz: How well do you Bram Stoker's Dracula?
You vant to take this quiz.
Poll: Are you going trick or treating tonight?
Halloween is finally upon us.
Dogs Trust urges owners to watch out for their dog's safety and welfare on Halloween night
The charity said 31 October can be ‘the worst night of the year’ for canine companions.
Quiz: How well do you know these famous witches?
It’s Halloween, so we’re testing your knowledge of these spooky characters.
Over 145 people killed and 150 injured in crush in central Seoul during Halloween celebrations
Police also confirmed that dozens of people were being given CPR on Itaewon streets while many others have been taken to nearby hospitals.
Wet Bank Holiday weekend with chance of thunderstorms ahead of Halloween
Rain on Halloween should clear the east coast in the early evening.
Poll: Will you carve a pumpkin for Halloween?
Dog behaviourist: Tips and tricks for keeping your dog calm and safe this Halloween
Dog expert Suzi Walsh says the most important thing this Halloween is to keep your dog calm.
Poll: When is the best time to carve a pumpkin?
It’s (almost) a week to Halloween.
Poll: Do you like scary films?
The genre is making a killing at the box office.
Poll: Have you put your Halloween decorations up yet?
Let us know.
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Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween
186 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade yesterday, down from over 480 last year.
Quiz: How much do you know about the Monster Mash?
Did it catch on in a flash?
Kids can go trick or treating, NPHET says - unless they have flu-like symptoms
“If you have a sick child, and please isolate them and don’t let them mix with other children,” Dr Ronan Glynn said.
The weather won't be spooktacular this Halloween but it's not terrifying either
Sunday will see some heavy showers but there will be sunny spells too.
Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?
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 can be a frightening time for pets.
Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland
Gardaí have launched Operation Tombola while Customs have targeted shipments arriving into Ireland via the postal network.
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.
Dublin firefighters to ballot for industrial action over staff shortages on busiest month
Siptu said firefighters are concerned they will not be able to respond adequately to emergencies.
Poll: Have you broken out the Halloween decorations yet?
It’s almost pumpkin time.
Dangers of fireworks use highlighted with new campaign
People are being urged to think about what the unintended consequences of their actions might be.
Concerns raised in Dublin as residents left 'terrified' over 'intimidating' use of fireworks
Halloween is starting in August. The activity seems to get earlier each year,” one councillor said.
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.
Gardaí seize over 2,400 fireworks at premises in Dublin
Gardaí launch crackdown on firework sellers trading on social media
Teenage boy arrested and charged over Halloween fire at building in Oldcastle, Meath
The incident happened on Halloween night.
Major spike in Halloween fire brigade call outs in Dublin
Nearly 400 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade last night.
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.
The winners (and some other excellent entries) to our Just Eat pumpkin carving competition
Your skills are remarkable.
Poll: What's the correct way to slice a barmbrack?
Among many traditions for Oíche Shamhna is the barmbrack.
Quiz: How well do you know these ghosts?
Do you know your Stinky from your Stretch?