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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.

Assistance called for in locating 14-year-old missing from Athlone

Gardaí in Athlone are appealing for help in locating a missing 14-year-old.Ronan Quinn has been missing from Athlone since Sunday, October 27.When last...

Rural town in Longford celebrates €1m Lotto win

A rural town in Longford, with a population of just over 2,000 people, is celebrating a €1m Lotto win. A ticket bought in...

Three arrested as semi-automatic pistol seized following search of vehicle in Dublin

Gardaí have seized a firearm and ammunition following a search in Dublin. At around 9.30pm on Wednesday, members of the Garda National Drugs...

Joan Burton warns new pension scheme should not be privatised

Former Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has called for the new scheme to enrol private sector workers automatically in a pension scheme...

550 children in state care waiting for social worker to be assigned to them

More than 550 children in state care are waiting for a social worker to be assigned to them.According to Tusla's latest figures, just...

Donohoe takes ‘different view’ but can understand why Quinn directors think border region is...

Paschal Donohoe has said he can understand why some directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) think the border region is becoming lawless.All five...

Playwright Tom MacIntyre dies aged 87

Irish playwright and poet Tom MacIntyre has died aged 87.The Cavan native was best known for his theatre work, in particular "The Great...

Belfast Bombardier plant linked with €1bn sale

Manufacturing company Bombardier is close to selling its Belfast plant, according to a report. Reuters reports that the company is in "advanced talks"...

Future of addiction charity under threat amid HSE review

The future of a charity providing addiction services for young people is under threat following a series of allegations of misgovernance and poor...

Fire brigades prepare for Halloween; Motorists urged to be aware of trick-or-treaters

The country's fire brigades are preparing for their busiest night of the year.People are being urged to head to council-run events rather than...

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