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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.

Health Minister labels Golfgate a ‘disgrace’, calls on Hogan to consider resigning

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that the Oireachtas Golf Society event in Clifden had been “an absolute disgrace” and “a slap...

Man, 60s, dies in workplace accident on Laois golf course

Two separate investigations are underway into the death of a man at a golf course this morning. The Laois man died at Mountrath...

UCC president’s blaming of Government for student rent crisis ‘a cop out’ says students

UCC’s president has been accused of blaming the Government so he can “cop out” of his responsibility to students on his own campus.Pádraig...

British soldier recalls ‘firing at gunman’ during Ballymurphy shootings

A former British paratrooper has recalled firing at a gunman during disturbances in west Belfast which saw two civilians killed almost 50 years...

Health service could ‘run into trouble’ when Covid-19 cases ‘surge’ occurs

CoronavirusCrokeParkTestingMar2020c_largeThe president of the association of emergency medicine, Dr Emily O’Connor has expressed concern that the health service could “run into trouble” when...

Cork Covid protest must be stopped

Authorities must ensure that an anti-Covid restrictions protest planned for Cork on Saturday is stopped following yesterday’s shocking scenes in Dublin City, a...

Donegal man accused of sex assaults in bar claims no memory due to steroids

A man who sexually assaulted two women in a bar said he has no memory of the attacks because of steroids he was...

A look back one year after the 2020 General Election

It's a year today since the country went to the polls in election 2020. It was an election campaign where Covid-19 did not feature...

Civil Liberties group urge Govt to reconsider protest ban

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has asked the government to review the decision to exclude protest from the list of reasonable excuses...

Man hospitalised after ‘first recorded venomous snakebite in Ireland’

A man is in hospital after getting the first venomous bite from a snake in Ireland.The 22-year-old was bitten by his pet puff...

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