Good news for the little witches and ghouls of Ireland.
The government have given the go ahead for trick or treating to return this year, according to the Independent.
During his announcement today regarding the easing of current restrictions, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that children are "not the problem", and when asked whether children would be permitted to go trick or treating this year, he said children should “play and enjoy themselves, that’s our advice to children”.
So this is your week and a bit's warning. Have the bags of fun sized smarties and malteasers ready at the door, with plenty of spares incase you just end up eating them all while watching Hocus Pocus. Easily done, and you don't want to be *that* house who turns the lights out and pretends no one's home after running out of sweets. Not after the year we've had. Please, think of the children.
Young children have had a particularly rough go of the pandemic (remember at the start when they were thought of as 'vectors' and not allowed into shops?), so we're delighted they'll be able to get back to doing what they do best this spooky season. Dressing up, looking adorable and eating way too many sweets. It's what childhood is all about.
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