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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.

Garda sex crime unit in limbo due to staffing

Specially-trained gardaí cannot take up their positions in a promised sexual offences investigation unit in West Cork because there are no extra personnel...

Noise pollution poses threat to 100 animal species, study shows

The survival of more than 100 animal species is under threat because of noise pollution which can mask the acoustic signals they rely...

Childcare scheme’s PSC requirement ‘highly discriminatory’

The National Childcare Scheme’s (NCS) use of the public services card (PSC) as the sole means by which parents can access its subsidies...

Man, 60s, dies in crash in Co Sligo

A man has died following a crash between a van and a jeep in Co Sligo.Gardaí are investigating the fatal crash that occurred...

PSNI chief meets businessman Kevin Lunney who was abducted and tortured

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) chief constable Simon Byrne has met a businessman who was abducted and tortured two months ago.Quinn Industrial...

Appeal for witnesses to Limerick crash that claimed teen’s life

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a crash that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Limerick at the weekend.Nathan Lawlor Hough,...

Tusla reports rise in number of homeless children experiencing abuse or neglect

The number of children in homeless accommodation being referred to Tusla is continuing to rise, with latest figures showing mandated reports peaking over...

‘Considerable change’ needed for students with special educational needs in mainstream schools

While the full inclusion of students with special educational needs into mainstream schools here can be achieved, it will require “considerable change” to...

Disputes over how best to pay compensation could have ‘unwelcome consequences’

Ongoing disputes with the judiciary regarding how best to compensate plaintiffs is likely to “have unwelcome consequences”, according to the head of the...

Gardaí suspect latest gangland murder victim was lured to his death

Gardaí suspect the latest gangland murder victim was lured by his own gang associates or someone close to him at the behest of...

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