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Last night.

Dublin Fire Brigade firefighters were called out to 230 incidents between 4pm and 6am.

These included fires at (from top) Malahide, Ballymun, Darndale, Kildare (pic 4 and 5) and Fortunestown.

Greg O’Dwyer, assistant chief fire officer at Dublin Fire Brigade, told Morning Ireland earlier today that there were also 298 ambulance call-outs overnight.

He said this was a decrease in incidents compared to previous years and said no firefighter suffered any injury last night.

However, he said, throughout the city, attempts were made to stop the firefighters from entering some estates.

He said at the entrances to some estates, they found that either cars had been driven into fires or set alight or bonfire material was set alight.


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Pics: Dublin Fire Brigade

In fairness.

Meanwhile, in Dun Laoghaire…

Gavin Reilly tweetz:

NEW: Dún Laoghaire branch of FG PASSES a motion asking party HQ to review its election ticket – in other words, asking it to take Maria Bailey off the #GE20 ticket.


Earlier: “The Motion Is Widely Viewed As A Move Against Her”

Previously: Rat’s All Folks

This morning.

Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ministerial colleagues surrounded by pumpkins at the launch of the First Progress Report on the Climate Action Plan 2019.

The plan sets out how to meet the EU 2030 climate-related targets and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and finally usher in a lizard-led New World Order.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Earlier: Meanwhile, In Glasnevin

Gavan Reilly tweetz:

I guess the Botanic Gardens are becoming the Boo-tanic G-arrrrrgh!-dens today.



Helen O’Rahilly tweetz:

The Halloween ‘5 saucer’ game was a terryfying part of my 70s Irish childhood – the wedding ring, the soil, the cloth, the water, the coin. Modern version? – A pile of Pyrite, a Tracker mortgage cert, Jobpath entry form, Dublin rental agreement, Iona Institute membership. Scary!


This morning.

Tayto park, Ashbourne, County Meath.

A pair of lemurs (pics 1-2), a mob of meerkats (pics 4-6) and an owl (Pic 3) getting into the Halloween spirit at Tayto Park this morning, enjoying a Halloween inspired breakfast ahead of the official opening of ‘The Wicked Adventures at Tayto Park’ this weekend, a brand new kids attraction for Halloween.

On Halloween, Thursday, October 31 kids can get into the park for free if they are in full Halloween costume.

Tayto Park

Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Free Halloween?

Via Dublin City Councuil:

The Cauldron of Smithfield event which is brought to life by Dublin City Council is back and it is guaranteed to thrill and terrify!

From the 23rd – 30th October, the Smithfield and Stoneybatter Cauldron Tour will be visiting locations around Dublin 7 where it will be holding mini festivals in several locations.

On October 31, in Smithfield Square, there will be some fantastic activities for you to sink their teeth into, including our 1,000ft zip line and our daunting Giant Climbing Wall…..

…We have also added ‘Halloween Town’, a special area for families with younger kids. Featuring Magic Shows, Puppet Theatre, Circus Acts and more…All FREE

The Cauldron of Smithfield

Things to do on Halloween to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Things To Do On Halloween’. No fee.

Free this Halloween?

Stuck with bored, custumed children?

Try The Annual Finglas Halloween Festival ‘Finglas Fright Night’ (and then say it really fast)

At the Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road on Thursday, October 31 from 6pm to 9pm.

Via Dublin City Council:

All are welcome to attend this fun, safe, family event.

This year the ghoulish entertainment will include scary street entertainment, Colm Dawson’s magic show, carnival stalls, fairground attractions including, a junior Merry go round, kiddies roller coaster, teenage terminator, chair-o-planes, junior and Senior obstacle courses….

Send things to do this Halloween to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Things To Do This Halloween’. No fee.

Who’s at the door?

Last week, with a FREE family pass to visit Tayto Park this Halloween to giveaway, we asked you to name YOUR most memorable (or least memorable) house-to-house Halloween collection moment.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Optimus Grime writes:

Hands down it was mam telling all the trick or treaters to congregate at the back door. In the midst of no one answering the door my dad appeared on the roof over the back door in a crucifix pose wearing a facially deformed mask and a long black coat. Cue utter chaos!

The average age of the group was 6 years old! No one ever called to our house again for trick or treat….I suppose they saved money in the long run!

Runner Up:

Not Himselfe writes:

‘One Halloween manys a year ago in 80s Dublin my dad decided to dress as Evil Santy. He reckoned it would be hilarious to hide under the car and reach out and grab at kids coming up the driveway to the house.

He crawled under on his belly and squeezed himself in as best he could. Anyway, after about 10 minutes when the novelty wore off (the kids were wide to his antics and he had to take a slash due to consumption of many beverages) he tried to crawl out from underneath said car only to find his jolly red suit snagged! No amount of manoeuvering could get him out.

A neighbor rocked up with a jack but he was so well snagged he couldn’t move. Oh how we laughed.After about an hour of throwing peanuts at him and the entire neighborhood coming by for a good laugh we decided we might have to actually help him get out.

Eventually the Fire Brigade, who happened to be around the corner doing what they do on Halloween night, had to come over and free him.Best Halloween ever!’


DOC writes

Last year most of the children had been at the house between 7.30-8pm One turned up at a quarter to nine and he said: ‘I am your PERIOD. That is why i am LATE!’
I fell around the place laughing…

Thanks all.

Last week: No Tricks, All Treat

Tayto Park