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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.

What issues are facing the AstraZeneca vaccine?

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has described a recent announcement by drugmaker AstraZeneca that they will be reducing their EU Covid vaccine...

Two arrested as gardaí seized €40k worth of drugs in Blanchardstown

Gardaí seized €40,000 of suspected drugs during a search operation in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 yesterday. As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale...

Micheál Martin says schools won’t fully reopen before St Patrick’s Day

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that schools will not fully reopen before St Patrick's Day, adding that the first priority is reopening schools...

Teen in custody over IFSC knife attack

A 14-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after he was charged with carrying out a knife attack in Dublin’s IFSC, which left...

Welsh tenor pays tribute to Irish public for bringing humanity to Covid funerals

A Welsh tenor who performed at the requiem mass of former Cork Ladies football manager Eamonn Ryan has written about how moved he...

Hospital Covid infections ‘out of control’ says INMO

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has described the Covid-19 rates of infection as "out of control", despite a slight  decrease in...

Gardaí warn bank customers of ‘smishing’ attack

Gardaí and Allied Irish Banks (AIB) are warning customers of a large increase in 'smishing' attacks on customers since the start of the...

Mandatory quarantine and more checkpoints considered under increased travel restrictions

International arrivals into Ireland will be one of the key topics discussed at next week's meeting of the Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee on Monday,...

Over €150,000 in drugs and cash seized in Waterford

Two men have been arrested in Co Waterford after a discovery of drugs and a large sum of cash was made on Friday. Gardaí...

Motorists urged to be cautious as cold snap leads to treacherous conditions

Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads throughout the day due to snow and ice. The conditions, currently affecting much of...

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Please take Vitamin D to protect against Covid-19, say Irish experts

Please take vitamin D to help protect against Covid-19 while the vaccine is being rolled out — this is the urgent message from...

Pubs, restaurants and public places ‘could be closed until the summer’

The closure of bars, restaurants and other public places could last until the summer, it has been reported. Extended lockdown...

Heroic neighbours help rescue three ambulances stuck in the snow

A heroic effort by a Rhondda community helped to dig out two snow-trapped ambulance crews and a paramedic team trying to...