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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.

No change to vaccine priority for teachers despite union opposition

The move to change the vaccine priority list for teachers and other frontline workers is driven by science and is “not a value...

DUP members criticised for skipping Stormont committee on Brexit protocol

The head of a Stormont committee has criticised DUP representatives who declined to take part in a meeting on the Northern Ireland Protocol. The...

UK Government acknowledges ‘non-tariff trading barriers’ have emerged

The UK government has conceded that some “non-tariff trading barriers” have emerged due to the post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. British Prime Minister...

No option for healthcare staff to choose preferred Covid vaccine says HSE

Healthcare staff will not be able to choose which Covid-19 vaccine they receive according to the Health Service Executive (HSE). Trade unions were informed...

HSE chief aware of ‘frustration and angst’ caused by delays of AstraZeneca vaccines

The director-general of the HSE Paul Reid has acknowledged there have been problems with the delivery of vaccines to “a small number of...

Restaurant Association calls for Government to provide vaccination targets

The Restaurants Association of Ireland wants the Government to provide vaccination targets, which will see re-opening when they are met. They welcomed the fact...

Government ‘dropping the ball in slow motion’ over school closures, Opposition says

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused the Minister for Education Norma Foley of failing to give adequate assurances to school staff...

Number of Covid patients in hospital drops slightly

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 has dropped slightly to 1,919 with 209 patients in intensive care, according to the latest...

Opticians report increase in eye issues during latest lockdown

Eye strain and other sight-related issues have increased significantly since the first pandemic lockdown as new research finds 42 per cent of people...

Cross-border policing co-operation ‘timely after Brexit’

Cross-border policing co-operation is continuing after Brexit in a timely manner, the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has said. The UK's minister of state for...

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