Tag Archives: Halloween

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee in brussels yesterday

Brexit: Trick or treat? 31 October Halloween deadline is both (BBC)


The diet of a hedgehog has given it the reputation of being the gardener’s friend. Hedgehogs root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice and frogs.

They like to make nests with dead leaves and branches, therefore, the pile that makes up a bonfire seems to them a nice place to sleep. So before you light the fire, check for hedgehogs. If you find one, simply release it under a hedge or bush.

If checking is too much bother, at least light the fire from one side only and keep people away from the unlit side so any hedgehogs can hopefully escape.

Eve Parnell,
Dublin 8.

Checking for hedgehogs at Halloween (The Irish Times letters page)

Pic: Hedgehog Street

This morning.

Townsend Street, Dublin 1.

The launch of Dublin Fire Brigade’s Halloween Fire Safety Campaign in Dublin Fire Brigade HQ involving a disfigured clown mannequin and some intensely loud banger and firework action.

Top, from left: Nial Ring, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Amy Bayley and Hugo Mc Glynn –  6th class students from Holy Family School in Swords –  and Fireman Tom Keegan.