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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.

Youghal public toilet to be demolished despite local objections

Plans for the demolition of a former public toilet and council store near the promenade in Youghal have been approved, despite objections from...

Dublin assault leaves man in serious condition

A man has been seriously injured during an assault on O'Connell Street in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.The victim, who...

‘Achill people a welcoming people,’ says Archbishop; Ballinamore residents set to launch asylum-seeker welcoming...

Sensitive situations concerning vulnerable people are being exploited by those “who trade in hatred and fear,'' the Archbishop of Tuam has warned.Archbishop Michael...

Reports suggest complications in bringing Lisa Smith back to Ireland

A specialist Defence Forces team has been sent to the Turkish-Syrian border as part of a potential bid to bring Irish Isis woman...

New Limerick secondary school to install gender-neutral toilets

Limerick's newest secondary school is to have gender-neutral toilets fitted on each of its three floors.The Limerick Educate Together Secondary School said the...

Unpublished HSE report links Dublin air quality to asthma-related illnesses and heart trouble

A report from the HSE has linked poor air quality in Dublin to an increase in admissions to hospital for asthma-related illnesses and...

Banks should pay credit unions’ regulation costs: Naughten

Credit unions should not be charged for the cost of Central Bank oversight the same way commercial banks are, independent TD Denis Naughten...

UUP to step aside for DUP in North Belfast

The Ulster Unionist Party will step aside in North Belfast to allow Democratic Unionist deputy leader Nigel Dodds a clear run, it has...

Catholic group in pre-planning with Waterford Council for female-only addiction rehab centre

A Catholic religious group has undergone pre-planning consultation with Waterford Council in advance of an “imminent” application to open a female-only addiction rehabilitation...

Multi-million euro Cork tourism plan opposed by environmentalists

A €7m tourism project off the Cork coast is being opposed by Friends of the Irish Environment over concerns about wildlife in the...

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Church told to end service by police calls rules ‘incredible’ as one member says...

A church which went ahead with a service despite a ban on gatherings, resulting in it being broken up by police,...

A beloved Jamaican beach is succumbing to climate change. It won’t be the last...

Sunbathing mothers keep an anxious eye out for children enjoying horseback rides, as groups of young men engage in energetic games of beach...

Dr Hilary stresses ‘we need a vaccine more than ever’ amid warning people can...

Dr Hilary Jones has warned that people who have had coronavirus in the past can be reinfected, following a new study....