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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.

AstraZeneca pause could speed up vaccine rollout, says Niac chair

Professor Karina Butler, chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) has said there could be a dividend in the decision to pause...

Vaccine rollout becoming ‘risk averse’ says UCC professor

Professor of Immunovirology at University College Cork (UCC), Liam Fanning has called for increased orders of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to make...

Almost 15,000 Covid jabs cancelled following Niac AstraZeneca advice

Up to 15,000 Covid-19 doses due to be administered on Tuesday have been cancelled following the advice of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee...

‘Deep concern’ after burning car left on train track near Bellarena

The North's infrastructure minister said she is “deeply concerned” after a burning car was left on a railway track near Bellarena. Translink confirmed the...

High Court to hear another legal challenge over mandatory quarantine

A woman has taken a High Court action aimed at being permitted to leave mandatory hotel quarantine. The action, which came before the court...

Do not pressure staff to return to office, Varadkar tells employers

Employers should not pressure their staff to return to offices or workplaces as Covid-19 restrictions ease, the Tánaiste has warned. Leo Varadkar said there...

Risk of fourth Covid-19 wave if Ireland reopens too soon, Dr Glynn warns

The acting chief medical officer has warned there is 'considerable risk' of a fourth wave of Covid-19 if Ireland reopens too soon. Dr Ronan...

Plan will see State pay for Irish Erasmus students’ hotel quarantine

About 500 Irish students who are studying in EU countries that have been added to mandatory hotel quarantine list will have their quarantine...

Asymptomatic walk-in testing to open in Westmeath and Cork

Asymptomatic Covid-19 testing will be available in two existing test centres will in Co Westmeath and Co Cork from tomorrow. Symptom free no appointment...

Niac advises AstraZeneca vaccine should not be used for under-60s

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) has recommended limiting the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to the over-60s, due to reports of...

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Tayto Park announce virtual school tours

Tayto Park has announced a new virtual school tour which is now available to schools. ‘Tayto Park Adventures’ is “a fun, engaging and first...

Senedd election 2021: Ukip insults rivals as ‘bossyboots’ and pledges to turn back time

Ukip has published its manifesto for the Senedd election 2021, insulting its rivals as "bossyboots" and "North Korean" and pledging to...