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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.

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Gardaí had to be called to Wexford General Hospital on two occasions recently, after patients suspected of being Covid-positive refused to remain isolated. Some...

Monaghan businessman says he ‘will not budge’ and will remain in prison over contempt

A businessman has told the High Court he "will not budge" and is prepared to remain in Mountjoy Prison where he is being...

Irish teenager who racially abused Ian Wright avoids criminal conviction

A Tralee teenager, now a third level student, who sent “ crass and racist messages” to former footballer Ian Wright after his "character"...

Health staff assaulted some 8,700 times last year

There were nearly 8,700 assaults on health staff in 2020, according to new freedom of information figures. Of the 8,667 reports of assault, 6,900...

Lonely Planet names Burren Ecotourism Network ‘Best Community Tourism Project’

The Burren Ecotourism Network in Co Clare has been named a ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ by Lonely Planet. The global travel company unveiled the...

Third man charged with murder of Michael Barr at Sunset House

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Surge in cases due to relaxing restrictions not new variant, says immunologist

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More than 100,000 Covid vaccinations given in North

More than 100,000 coronavirus vaccinations have been administered in Northern Ireland. Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann said the programme is being stepped up but...

Outline of information and tracing legislation to be published by April

The Children’s Minister has said the outline of the Government’s information and tracing legislation allowing survivors of mother and baby homes access to...

Education Minister to present ‘options’ for Leaving Cert students

The Minister for Education is to come forward with “options” for Leaving Certificate students, the Taoiseach has said. Pressure is mounting on Norma Foley...

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