Union calls for dedicated transport police unit after string of attacks on bus drivers, including rape threat

Union calls for dedicated transport police unit after string of attacks on bus drivers, including rape threat

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has renewed calls for a dedicated transport police unit after a gang of youths "hijacked" a bus on the country's first 24-hour bus route and threatened the female driver with rape.

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Are these the most extreme celebrity Halloween transformations of 2019?

Are these the most extreme celebrity Halloween transformations of 2019?

Here’s some inspiration for your costume for next year.

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Over 670 calls to emergency services on Halloween

Over 670 calls to emergency services on Halloween

The National Emergency Operations Centre says it had more than 670 calls overnight, an increase on last Halloween.

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Check out the stars as they dress to chill for Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party

Check out the stars as they dress to chill for Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party

Martin Freeman and Holly Willoughby were among the guests.

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Pop star Lizzo ‘wins Halloween’ with hilarious costume

Pop star Lizzo ‘wins Halloween’ with hilarious costume

She referenced one of her most popular songs.

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Dublin Fire Brigade called to incidents of cars being set alight as 144 fires recorded

Dublin Fire Brigade called to incidents of cars being set alight as 144 fires recorded

The Dublin Fire Brigade is responding to reports of two derelict houses set alight this evening in Cherry Orchard and Tallaght.

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#DieInADitchDay: Boris Johnson mocked in UK as October 31 Brexit deadline passes

#DieInADitchDay: Boris Johnson mocked in UK as October 31 Brexit deadline passes

While both political sides shared barbed jokes, some shared messages of disappointment.

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The best celebrity Halloween looks of the year so far

The best celebrity Halloween looks of the year so far

The stars have been showing off their spookiest ensembles.

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The best celebrity Halloween costumes over the years

The best celebrity Halloween costumes over the years

We round up some of the best Halloween costumes in recent memory.

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Mums the word: 'I went pumpkin hunting and picked up a sad looking turnip’

Mums the word: 'I went pumpkin hunting and picked up a sad looking turnip’

Halloween is my favourite time of year! I absolutely love it and always have. My twin and I have our birthday on November 1st so it was a special time of year of celebration in our household. The fact that we could eat junk food two days in a row was worth celebrating alone.

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Learning Points: Freeing the kid inside is true Halloween magic

Learning Points: Freeing the kid inside is true Halloween magic

Halloween is one of those special nights in a child’s calendar. Where nearly every neighbour, except, of course, the ones who turn off the lights and sit in darkness, have an Everest of sweets and all you have to do to procure a fist full is wear something scary, call in and utter those magic words; ‘trick or treat’.

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Fire brigades prepare for Halloween; Motorists urged to be aware of trick-or-treaters

Fire brigades prepare for Halloween; Motorists urged to be aware of trick-or-treaters

People are being urged to head to council-run events rather than illegal bonfires this Halloween.

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The haunting history of Halloween, and its gloriously ghoulish traditions

The haunting history of Halloween, and its gloriously ghoulish traditions

Luke Rix-Standing dares to investigate the creepiest night in the calendar.

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Best celebrity Halloween looks of the year so far

Best celebrity Halloween looks of the year so far

We round up some of the best costumes from the last few days.

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Kilkenny named one of Europe's most haunted places

Kilkenny named one of Europe's most haunted places

"The site of Ireland’s first witch trial."

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Frighteningly good flicks to watch this Halloween

Frighteningly good flicks to watch this Halloween

Halloween junkie Caomhan Keane guides us through the A-Z of horror, including classics like ‘Carrie’, ‘Dracula’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’.

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Having a Halloween party? These are the spooky cocktails, spirits and wines to drink on the night

Having a Halloween party? These are the spooky cocktails, spirits and wines to drink on the night

Serve this lot at your ghoulish get-together, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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Six of the best meme-inspired Halloween costumes of 2019

Six of the best meme-inspired Halloween costumes of 2019

The best meme-inspired Halloween costumes of 2019, from ‘Rebekah Vardy’s account’ to Spongebob Squarepants.

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Asthma sufferers urged to take 'sensible precautions' around Halloween celebrations

Asthma sufferers urged to take 'sensible precautions' around Halloween celebrations

The Asthma Society says they need to avoid the fumes from bonfires and fireworks on Thursday night.

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Midterm Moments: The best scares, shares and fares this Halloween

Midterm Moments: The best scares, shares and fares this Halloween

Esther N McCarthy rounds up the best scares, shares and fares.

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When the darkness falls and I’m alone in the house, I am what the kids might call a scaredy-cat

When the darkness falls and I’m alone in the house, I am what the kids might call a scaredy-cat

Since we’re fast approaching Halloween and we’re all friends here, I have a confession to make. Dramatic pause — I believe in witches.

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The best Halloween events for kids

The best Halloween events for kids

Frighten yourselves silly with 15 of the the best Halloween events taking place this year...

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Halloween treats to make with the kids

Halloween treats to make with the kids

Thinking up some spooky ghoulish treats to bake can be a fun way to spend the weekend before Halloween.

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Fireworks worth €2,300 seized in Co Kilkenny as part of 'Operation Tombola'

Fireworks worth €2,300 seized in Co Kilkenny as part of 'Operation Tombola'

A special Halloween Garda operation has resulted in a seizure of over €2,300 worth of fireworks in Graiguenemanagh, Co Kilkenny.

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7 of the best celebrity family Halloween costumes

7 of the best celebrity family Halloween costumes

These famous families provide ample inspiration if you’re looking for the perfect group outfit come October 31.

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We have moved on considerably since the days of a bin liner fashioned with holes for arms and necks

We have moved on considerably since the days of a bin liner fashioned with holes for arms and necks

Halloween has really upped the ante in recent years here, hasn’t it?

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VIDEO:  Festival of Fire amazes with spooktacular fireworks show

VIDEO: Festival of Fire amazes with spooktacular fireworks show

The family-friendly event took place in Balbriggan, County Dublin.

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Fire Brigades respond to hundreds of call-outs on Halloween night

Fire Brigades respond to hundreds of call-outs on Halloween night

Dublin Fire Brigade says it received more than 200 Halloween-related fire calls yesterday.

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Dublin Fire Brigade responds to hundreds of fire-related calls

Dublin Fire Brigade responds to hundreds of fire-related calls

Dublin Fire Brigade has been called out to hundreds of fire-related incidents tonight as Halloween celebrations take place across the city.

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Teacher born with one hand makes waves online with gory Halloween make-up

Teacher born with one hand makes waves online with gory Halloween make-up

April Hill says what started as a bit of fun nine years ago has now turned into a ‘full-fledged hobby’.

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The nation's favourite Halloween movies and treats revealed

The nation's favourite Halloween movies and treats revealed

The nation's favourite childhood Halloween movies and treats have been revealed.

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'There was no going down on one knee' - woman announces engagement to ghost

'There was no going down on one knee' - woman announces engagement to ghost

For one British woman, the engagement to her boyfriend could not have come at a better time - given the time of year and that he is, in fact, a spirit.

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It's not too late to catch these Halloween events taking place across the country this weekend

It's not too late to catch these Halloween events taking place across the country this weekend

Here are events that are still taking place across the country this Halloween for the tots, the teens, mam and dad and the 20-something-year-olds struggling to adult.

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Two-year-old girl wows social media with realistic ‘headless’ Halloween costume

Two-year-old girl wows social media with realistic ‘headless’ Halloween costume

This decapitated-head outfit had everyone doing double-takes.

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NASA holds pumpkin-carving competition for Halloween – with amazing results

NASA holds pumpkin-carving competition for Halloween – with amazing results

Are pumpkins created by engineers in the space organisation’s jet propulsion laboratory better than the average pumpkin?

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Spooky news: Six ghosts to make the headlines

Spooky news: Six ghosts to make the headlines

As Halloween gets underway, Shane Cochrane looks at six ghosts that have made the headlines.

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On yer broom to see scares of Halloween in the South-West for yourself

On yer broom to see scares of Halloween in the South-West for yourself

A demon policeman is directing traffic, there are freshly dug graves in the middle of the village, and a coven of witches danced in the streets over the weekend.

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Cold snap likely to bring Halloween night chill as trick or treaters urged to carry torches

Cold snap likely to bring Halloween night chill as trick or treaters urged to carry torches

Last night parts of Ulster experienced an unseasonably early dusting of snow on higher ground.

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Eat & move with Derval O’Rourke: The simplest approach to weight loss and Halloween treats

Eat & move with Derval O’Rourke: The simplest approach to weight loss and Halloween treats

This week I’m explaining the simplest approach to weight loss. Recipe-wise I’m focusing on Halloween treats.

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Weekend food with Darina Allen: Scary Halloween treats to make with your kids

Weekend food with Darina Allen: Scary Halloween treats to make with your kids

WE’RE all set for Halloween, squash, pumpkins and gourds of every size, shape and colour are piled precariously on the cookery school table tops, window ledges, in baskets and boxes. They look so beautiful.

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Halloween baking with Michelle Darmody: Witches’ fingers, ghosts and Dia de los Muertos cookies

Halloween baking with Michelle Darmody: Witches’ fingers, ghosts and Dia de los Muertos cookies

HALLOWEEN is a time to have fun with baking, the squishy, squelchy and gooey textures that you can achieve can be suitably spooky.

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Magic and misfits: The best Halloween week events

Magic and misfits: The best Halloween week events

Spend this midterm getting your spook on, with Ciara McDonnell’s pick of the best events taking place on Halloween week.

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Transylvania: A destination to count on

Transylvania: A destination to count on

Beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities, medieval architecture — Transylvania has it all. But with Halloween around the corner, Eimear Ryan visited with one thing in mind — vampires.

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VIDEO: These Irish students Halloween-themed flash mob is just brilliant

VIDEO: These Irish students Halloween-themed flash mob is just brilliant

This is the musical mashup that we didn't know we wanted until now.

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100,000 expected as Derry’s Walls awaken for Halloween spooktacular

100,000 expected as Derry’s Walls awaken for Halloween spooktacular

Up to 100,000 visitors are expected to begin flocking to Derry this weekend as it takes centre stage internationally as the best Halloween destination in the World.

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VIDEO: This is every Irish mammy on Halloween

VIDEO: This is every Irish mammy on Halloween

Carving a pumpkin isn't as easy as it seems.

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Treat horror: How to  manage the sweet fest that is Halloween

Treat horror: How to manage the sweet fest that is Halloween

Instead of trying to control the sweet-fest that is Halloween, encourage your children to self-regulate the amount of treats they consume, says dietitian Aoife Hearne

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This guy’s pumpkin carving of Thanos has to be seen to be believed

This guy’s pumpkin carving of Thanos has to be seen to be believed

And his back catalogue is pretty impressive too…

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Choose glam over gruesome this Halloween

Choose glam over gruesome this Halloween

Esther N McCarthy picks the best of beauty buys for the Halloween parties where you want to look bewitchingly gorgeous, not believably gruesome

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A gore fest for the spooky season

A gore fest for the spooky season

Longing for a truly seasonal experience, our Hallowqueen, Caomhán Keane, gets his face slapped into shape by SFX specialists

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Dublin Fire Brigade warn of devastating consequences from illegal fireworks

Dublin Fire Brigade warn of devastating consequences from illegal fireworks

A city-wide safety campaign has been launched in Dublin, with authorities cracking down on stockpiles of bonfire materials.

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Dracula's spooky Dublin city origins highlighted ahead of Halloween

Dracula's spooky Dublin city origins highlighted ahead of Halloween

Dracula’s origins in Dublin’s North Inner City were revealed for the first time today at the unveiling of a plaque and mural to Bram Stoker in Buckingham Street.

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Curse of the Purple Pumpkin visible only to children has hit Cobh

Curse of the Purple Pumpkin visible only to children has hit Cobh

Calling all families who are fans of the spookier things in life.

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How to keep your children and pets safe this Halloween

How to keep your children and pets safe this Halloween

"There is something for everyone so let’s be safe and stay safe and leave the horror to the movies.”

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Get the look: Halloween makeup with just three shades

Get the look: Halloween makeup with just three shades

Red, white and blue: Get a ghoulish Halloween look with just three colours, says Rachel Marie Walsh.

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Need Halloween inspiration? Check out these terrifyingly talented Irish MUAs

Need Halloween inspiration? Check out these terrifyingly talented Irish MUAs

The leaves have turned, the air is crisp and everything has become pumpkin spiced.

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The best spooky events taking place across the country this Halloween

The best spooky events taking place across the country this Halloween

Here are events taking place across the country this Halloween for the tots, the teens, mam and dad and the 20-something-year-olds struggling to adult.

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Oppression or empowerment? ‘Sexy’ Handmaid’s Tale Halloween costume recalled

Oppression or empowerment? ‘Sexy’ Handmaid’s Tale Halloween costume recalled

‘I can’t decide if this misses the point of The Handmaid’s Tale, or encapsulates it completely.’

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