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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.

Laboratory needs more reagent to reach full capacity in Covid-19 testing

The manager of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, Deirdre Burke, has said that “every cog in the wheel” at the lab is working...

Case of 15-year-old who died by suicide highlights service gap for troubled teens

The HSE is being urged to consider the admission guidelines for its mental health care services for young people.It is after an investigation...

Noble False Widow spider shares traits with Black Widow

The Noble False Widow spider – the most venomous spider in Ireland, is not so false after all because its venom is remarkably...

One dead following fatal collision in Tipperary

Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision in Co Tipperary.The incident took place on the N24 in Ballynoran...

Govt moves to ban smoky fuel nationwide

The Government is launching a new campaign aimed at extending a ban on smoky coals nationwide. A public consultation will ask the public to...

Cork council ‘actively’ seeking refunds on US St Patrick’s Day trip aborted due to...

Cork County Council has said it is “actively pursuing” a refund of almost €22,000 from €35,000 it spent on a St Patrick’s Day...

Emotional tribute to ‘little warrior’ year after hit and run

A year after Zac Higgins was badly hurt in a hit and run, his parents have posted a video to thank everyone who...

Cork volunteer Kate Durrant named Ireland’s most inspirational person

She has saved several lives and transformed countless more - now this remarkable charity dynamo has been hailed Ireland's most inspirational person.Kate Durrant,...

Hundreds of Irish ventilators and oxygen concentrators arrive in India

Hundreds of ventilators, oxygen concentrators and two oxygen generators have arrived in India from Ireland. Covid-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed...

Beacon Hospital chief defends decision not to sign Covid-19 surge capacity deal

The CEO of the Beacon Hospital has defended its decision not to sign an agreement with the HSE to provide surge capacity facilities...

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2,098 new cases confirmed as North records highest daily increase to date

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has confirmed 2,098 additional cases of Covid-19 in the State. As of 8am on Friday, there are...

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Center-aged females and many others likely through the menopause working experience unacceptable discrimination. On the other hand, the law as it stands usually...