The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has published a set of tips on how to enjoy Halloween safely, as well as a set of tips on enjoying Halloween on a budget.
The Department of Education and Skills has published details of the standard break periods for the school year 2016-2017.
This year’s farm hazardous waste campaign has been announced, with 10 bring centres for hazardous waste announced in October and November.
National Women’s Enterprise Day takes place on Wednesday, 19 October 2016.
The Budget for 2017 was announced on Tuesday, 11 October 2016.
Read the summary of budget measures on the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform budget website.
See also the summary of measures on the Department of Social Protection website.
More than 250 pharmacies in Cork and Kerry are participating in the Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly (DUMP) campaign this year. The service will be available from 10 October to 20 November 2016.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to return unwanted or out-of-date medicines so that they can be disposed of safely and properly.
National Fire Safety Week runs from 3 to 10 October. This year’s theme is “STOP Fire – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”.
The HSE is urging people over the age of 65, people with chronic illness, healthcare workers and pregnant women to get the flu vaccination.