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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.

Motorists warned of icy conditions as weather warning remains in place

People in ten counties are being warned about icy conditions this morning, after temperatures dropped to -5 degrees overnight. A status yellow low temperature...

Ulster Bank confirms withdrawal from Republic after 160 years

Ulster Bank has announced it is to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland over the next few years, after more than 160 years...

HAP tenants struggle to buy food after rent top-ups, say charities

Tenants receiving rent supplement payments are struggling to pay bills and buy food because they have to pay top-ups to landlords, a committee...

Inter-county travel ban and new household gathering restrictions in place

People have to stay within their county from today onwards. It is part of the Level 5 restrictions that are in place. People can only...

Frontline healthcare workers react to their Covid-19 jab

Frontline healthcare workers across Ireland have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday in what the HSE’s chief described as...

25% increase in calls to domestic violence services in first six months of 2020

There was a 25 percent increase in the number of calls answered by domestic violence services during the first six months of the...

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...

Hundreds fined at Dublin Airport in last week

Gardaí have fined hundreds of travellers at Dublin Airport who were leaving the country for non-essential travel over the last week. Officers have issued...

Five-year-old girl settles hip case for €70,000

A five-year-old girl who it was claimed suffered an alleged delay in the diagnosis of her congenital hip dislocation after she was born...

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...

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DOMINIC LAWSON: Belfast riots, Tory cynicism and Boris Johnson’s border betrayal 

No, it is not the return of The Difficulties, nor anything like it. But continue to, it provides again dreadful reminiscences to see...