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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.

Large quantity of suspected cocaine discovered in Limerick

Gardaí have arrested a man after approximately €245,000-worth of suspected cocaine was discovered in a vehicle in Limerick. The drugs were found when gardaí...

Strict criteria limits this year’s applications for Blasket Island caretaking post

The introduction of strict criteria for a job vacancy on one of the country’s most iconic islands, has resulted in only a fraction...

Foster against ‘reckless’ unification poll saying focus must remain on pandemic

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has said a border poll on a united Ireland would be “absolutely reckless”. The DUP leader also said...

Increase in hospitalised Covid cases as system ‘battling to hold levels of care’

There has been a slight increase in the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 since yesterday, with 1,914 people currently receiving treatment. This...

Dublin Fire Brigade to receive Covid vaccines next week

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics and firefighters are to receive their vaccines this week following the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu's intervention. Dublin City...

Cannabis worth €130,000 seized as gardaí locate growhouse in Co Longford

Gardaí have seized approximately €130,000-worth of suspected cannabis following a search of a residence in Co Longford on Saturday afternoon. The drugs were located...

Overnight snow leading to dangerous road conditions

Snowfall overnight and a sharp frost have created hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths overnight. Parts of the west, northwest and midlands have been...

Over 50% in the North want referendum on united Ireland in next five years

More than half of those in Northern Ireland want a referendum on a united Ireland in the next five years, according to a...

Woman killed in two-car collision in Dublin

A woman in her 60s was pronounced after a road traffic collision in Dublin on Saturday evening. Gardaí and emergency attended the incident involving...

Hospitals continued vaccinating administrative staff despite instructions says HSE

Some hospitals kept giving Covid-19 vaccines to their administration staff even after being told to have lists of frontline workers on standby for...

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Survivor recalls mother and baby home ‘hellhole’

A Northern Ireland woman has recalled spending months at a “hellhole” institution for unmarried mothers and babies. Adele, 69, was sent to the Marianvale...

Latest Met Office snow forecast for where you live in Wales

Most of Wales is under a weather warning for snow which is set to last until midnight on Sunday. The weather...

Please take Vitamin D to protect against Covid-19, say Irish experts

Please take vitamin D to help protect against Covid-19 while the vaccine is being rolled out — this is the urgent message from...