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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.

Private funerals to take place following Cork murder-suicide

Three brothers who died in tragic circumstances following a murder-suicide at a farm outside Mitchelstown in Co Cork will be laid to rest...

Ireland’s joint bid and the 2030 World Cup

A joint bid from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup has moved a step closer. Tánaiste Leo...

Varadkar backs joint bid by Ireland and UK to host 2030 World Cup

Leo Varadkar has backed a proposed joint bid by the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup, in what would be...

Gardaí make new arrest in connection with Dublin anti-lockdown protest

Gardaí have made a new arrest on Tuesday morning in connection with an anti-lockdown protest that took place in Dublin over the weekend. A...

Surfer raises thousands for depression charity through night swims

A professional surfer on the north coast has swum 100km in darkness to raise money for a charity that supports people with depression. Al...

Stormont ministers set to sign off on North’s lockdown exit plan

Stormont ministers are set to sign off a phased plan for taking Northern Ireland out of lockdown. Ministers are meeting on Tuesday morning to...

Ryanair base at Cork Airport will remain closed until at least winter 2021

Ryanair said its base at Cork Airport will remain closed this summer due to the airport's plan to renovate its runway. As the Irish...

Gordon Elliot should face ‘every sanction’ over dead horse photo, Sport Minister says

The Minister of State for Sport has said he was “absolutely shocked, appalled and horrified” by the photo of Gordon Elliot sitting on...

High Court dismisses lead action over calculated grades

A High Court judge has dismissed the lead challenge over the calculated grades process adopted for the Leaving Certificate 2020 exam in response...

‘Too soon’ to consider vaccine passports, says Irish health officials

It is too soon to make plans for so-called vaccine passports, Irish health officials have said, despite moves being made at a European...

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