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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.

Two-year wait for affordable housing

Young couples seeking to purchase affordable housing sites in Co Cork will have to wait at least two years because the Government has...

Dunmanway man crashed car into door of local garda station during drinking binge

A Dunmanway man who verbally abused gardaí as pigs and crashed his car into the front door of his local garda station while...

Bruton says Midlands Just Transition Fund is just ‘one part of an overall strategy’

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has said the Just Transition Fund for the Midlands is just "one part of...

University of Limerick honours Mary Harney with bust

Former Tánaiste Mary Harney is to be honoured in stone as a bust of her is to be commissioned by the University of...

597 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

There are almost 600 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals. The INMO's latest figures show there are 597 patients on trolleys today....

RTÉ delayed job cut announcement because of death of Gay Byrne

RTÉ’s executive had planned on revealing details of job and pay cuts this week, but deferred the announcement following the death of Gay...

Murphy defends rent freeze and eviction ban as ‘things we couldn’t do in normal...

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended emergency measures such as a rent freeze and ban on evictions."These are emergency measures because of...

Drugs worth over €10k seized in Co Meath operation

Revenue have seized 450g of herbal cannabis, believed to be worth in the region of €9,000 in a weekend raid.They also seized 18g...

Cork woman in court on €1,500 drug charge

A woman from Donnybrook in Cork faced sentencing today arising out of the Garda seizure of €1,500 worth of cocaine more than a...

Housing charities want extension of rent freeze as latest homeless figures are released

Housing charities are warning a sudden lifting of the rent freeze may cause a spike in the number of people homeless.Latest figures from...

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LVA chides Dublin pubs on takeaway sales and outdoor drinking

The trade association for Dublin pubs has condemned landlords who sell alcohol to people who drank it on the streets outside their premises.The...

Seahorses, snakes, and wildcat teeth seized by customs

More than two dozen dead seahorses, two desiccated snakes and a pair of alligator heads were among the bizarre items that people unsuccessfully...

Top civil servant queried change to political pensions info rule

One of the country’s most senior civil servants queried why pensions paid to former taoisigh, ministers, and presidents could not be published and...