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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.

‘Heroin put me in a cell with my son; I had to get clean’

A former heroin dealer, who robbed a bank at gunpoint to feed his habit, said that meeting his own son in prison forced...

Mary McAleese calls on Church to allow permanent woman deacons

Former president Mary McAleese has said allowing women to become permanent deacons would help end ‘embedded misogyny’ which ‘goes very deep in the...

An Taisce examining decision to grant planning permission to €80m Cork event centre

The heritage group An Taisce says it’s still examining the decision to grant planning permission for the €80m Cork event centre ahead of...

Prosecutors ‘can reveal details of John Gilligan’s past during trial’

Prosecutors can give details of John Gilligan’s past during his trial for possession of and attempting to remove criminal property, a judge said.Gilligan,...

Richard Bruton says bus lanes for electric vehicles will have to be considered

Environment Minister Richard Bruton says suggestions that electric vehicles can use bus lanes will have to be considered.The idea was mooted over the...

Number of women dying from stroke dramatically down since 2010, still higher than male...

The number of women dying as a result of stroke has fallen dramatically in the last decade, but is still higher than the...

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin pays tribute to Dr Richard Clarke as he announces retirement

Archbishop of Armagh Dr Richard Clarke will step down from the role on February 2, 2020.The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh has...

Lorry driver charged over Essex migrant deaths to appear in court

A lorry driver is due to appear in court charged over the deaths of 39 migrants thought to have died in a refrigerated...

Emma Gibbon has been found safe and well

Update: Emma Gibbon has been found safe and wellGardaí are appealing for help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl in Dublin.Emma Gibbon was...

Retail outlet in East Cork would have ‘negligible impact’ on city trading, study suggests

By Eoin English and Kevin O'NeillA Kildare Village-style retail outlet in Metropolitan Cork would have a “negligible impact” on trading conditions in the...

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Council strips primary school governors of budget powers in row over teaching post

Parents and governors have accused a local council of trying to close their children’s small school by stealth. ...

Police patrols at Swansea park after man makes ‘lewd remarks’ at female joggers

Police have upped their patrols at a Swansea park after a man was seen "acting suspiciously" and making "lewd remarks" at...

Ryanair boss hits out at UK Government’s ‘lamentable’ support for airlines

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said UK Government support for airlines during the coronavirus pandemic has been “lamentable”. He claimed there is “much more to...