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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Covid vaccine will not be mandatory for school children, Donnelly says

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said there was “absolutely no suggestion” that unvaccinated children could not return to school. It was “ethical and...

Burst water mains leave 50,000 people without supply in Co Kerry

About 50,000 people in Co Kerry are without water after two burst water mains cut supplies to Tralee and Killarney along with surrounding...

Pedestrian (60s) dies after road collision in Co Kildare

A man in his 60s has been killed in Co Kildare after he was hit by a car. The incident happened on the R407...

Chief medical officer urges parents to register children for Covid vaccine

The State’s chief medical officer has urged parents of children aged 12 to 15 to get them vaccinated after the Government moved to...

Gardaí investigate alleged assault at mandatory quarantine hotel

A criminal investigation has begun into the alleged rape of a member of the Defence Forces at a hotel used for the mandatory...

Bronze for Ireland in the women’s four final

The Irish women’s four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty have won a magnificent bronze medal down at Tokyo...

Woman held in murder probe as child dies after Belfast stabbing

Police have launched a murder investigation after a child was killed in Belfast. A woman has been arrested following the incident involving two young...

Increased spending on healthcare needed as costs rise and population ages

A “substantial” increase in spending on primary, community, and long-term health and social care is needed, as costs rise and the population grows...

Up to 20,000 people in Ireland could have silent disease hepatitis C

Up to 20,000 people in Ireland may have the silent disease hepatitis C – as the State’s target to eliminate the curable virus...

Government to impose blanket vaccine guidelines for schools

Schools will not be allowed to set their own rules on vaccinations for staff and students, with blanket guidelines to be issued instead...

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You can make £50,000 a year as a lorry driver as UK faces shortage

There's a big shortage of HGV drivers at the moment and if that job sounds like it's up your street you...

Teacher killed by herd of cows while out walking his dog

A dog walker was trampled to the ground by a herd of cows before one ran at him as he lay...

Boris Johnson backs Priti Patel in row over police pay freeze

Boris Johnson insisted the public understands the need for public sector pay restraint as he backed his home secretary in the...