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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.

Increase in use of penicillin during Nenagh Hospital superbug infection in 2018

The incidence of superbug infection in Nenagh Hospital during 2018 was almost 10 times the target set by the HSE at a time...

Dead man lay in emergency department ‘for four to five hours’, inquest hears

A 40-year-old man was found unresponsive in a Dublin emergency department after entering 12 hours earlier.Brian Hamilton was found in a collapsed state...

‘Internet troll’ who harassed six female writers and journalists jailed for three years

- with reporting from Brion Hoban A man who harassed six female writers and journalists by sending them hundreds of abusive messages online...

Appeal court overturns ‘unduly rigid’ High Court finding affecting citizenship applications

A controversial High Court finding that applicants for Irish citizenship must have "unbroken" residence here in the year before they apply has been...

Rape victim who ‘showed exceptional courage’ gave evidence six times in court before offender...

- with reporting from Declan BrennanA rape victim gave evidence six times in court before the offender was finally convicted and subsequently jailed...

‘Grave concern’ as just one in 10 people ordered to surrender driver licence complied

The Dáil's spending watchdog has expressed "grave concern" after it emerged that just one-in-10 people ordered to surrender their driver licence actually did...

NTA accused of ‘gross mismanagement’ for paying agency staff double what it’s paying its...

The National Transport Authority has been accused of “gross mismanagement” after it emerged it is paying agency staff working for it double what...

Varadkar rules out bedroom tax as ‘terrible idea’

The Taoiseach has ruled out the idea of introducing a “bedroom tax” in Ireland.The suggestion of a levy to get older people to...

Finance Minister can’t guarantee National Children’s Hospital cost will not exceed €2 bn

The Finance Minister has refused to give a commitment that the new National Children's Hospital will not tip over the €2 billion mark.However,...

Taoiseach criticises Fianna Fáil candidate for ‘racist and bodyshaming’ tweets

The Taoiseach has criticised an opposition candidate for her old tweets, calling them “racist, misogynistic and bodyshaming”.Posts made in 2011 by Fianna Fáil’s...

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Six cars, three luxury watches, six designer handbags and almost €19,000 in cash seized...

The Criminal Assets Bureau has seized six cars, three luxury watches, six designer handbags and almost €19,000 in cash in an operation targeting...

Ireland’s defamation law is in ‘clear need’ of review

Ireland’s defamation law is in “clear need” of a “searching review” some 10 years after its inception, according to the Minister for Justice.Charlie...

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8.06pm GMT twenty:06 Harry Kane has set England two- up. They need to have a position to seal qualification for the Euros. 8.06pm GMT twenty:06 The O2...