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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# October

This year
Weather: Temperatures drop as Autumn chill hits
October began with unusually high temperatures.
Last year
Government to reduce childcare costs 'considerably' in the next Budget
Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
Childcare fees will be capped at September 2021 levels if a deal can be done on pay and conditions.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says increased subsidies should be used to reduce costs considerably for parents.
Government believes a reduction in the cost of childcare 'will help with cost of living'.
Would it work here? The countries finding success in key aspects of childcare
Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers
All time
'Entirely possible' we could have another Budget within the space of a few months
Minister Paschal Donohoe has framed October’s Budget on the presumption of a no-deal Brexit.
Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate
Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.
Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote
The Oireachtas Justice Committee has voted for pre-legislative scrutiny of the removal of the women in the home reference.
Government approves plan to hold blasphemy referendum in October
A referendum on the role of women in the home will also be held in October.
You should have put your clocks back by an hour overnight
You did it already, you say? Never mind so.
Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain
A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.
Our mild October is forecast to turn cold and rainy this weekend
We set for a weekend of rain.
Loss of 87 jobs as Imperial Tobacco to close in Westmeath
A 30-day consultation process on redundancies is to get underway.
HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street
It found that 46 babies were in the neonatal intensive care unit which was only designed for 36.
Boom-time Clarion Hotel in Sligo sells for €13 million
The property had originally gone on the market for €7 million.
Here is what happened when Sean Penn met the world's most notorious drug lord
The Mexican government has said that it wishes to question Penn.
David Drumm due to appeal his bail refusal today
The 49-year-old is wanted in Ireland on 33 charges relating to transactions while he was chief of the now-defunct Anglo Irish Bank.
This has been one of the warmest years in history*
*You wouldn’t know it living here though.
Concern for teenager missing for more than a month
17-year-old Noel King was last seen on 9 October.
October was the driest in five years and broke sunshine records
Casement Aerodrome recorded its sunniest October day since the station opened in 1964.
Did you forget to put the clock back? You big eejit
What are we going to do with you?
Here's what the weather looks like for this bank holiday weekend
It’s going to be meh.
Town to hold Christmas in October for boy with terminal cancer
Thousands of residents have decorated the outside of their homes with lights while a parade of 25 floats will pass by Evans home on Saturday.
8 reasons to be delighted it's October
Where’s our Hocus Pocus DVD?
Judge says Denis O'Brien's action against the Oireachtas is not urgent
The action, which relates to the statements made about O’Brien and his banking affairs with IBRC made under Dáil privilege recently, has been put back until October.
Joe Duffy is writing a book
The radio host will release the book in illustrated hardback in October.
Toilet inspectors in India to check where people are *cough*... doing their business
They will be using iPads, mobile phones and tablets to carry out their duties.
TD helped 'dozens' of women take abortion pills
In many cases the women “under no circumstances would have been able to pay to travel to Britain and to pay for accommodation”.
There was a huge drop in water use from 1 October ... but we were back to our old ways VERY SOON
We all thought charges were coming in at the start of October — and new data for the Dublin area shows demand plunged in the following two weeks.
We're 20% more popular with Americans (and Canadians) than this time last year
Property prices in Dublin are 25% higher than this time last year...
… but that still puts them 37.8% lower than their 2007 peak.
Broken promises and invisible candidates: Here's what we learned from last night's Prime Time debate
Someone ‘pulled a Ming’ and the issue of Roscommon Hospital just isn’t going away… Here’s what went down in the RTÉ studios last night.
Works to continue on Kilkenny bridges ahead of October court date
The case will be heard again in court on 20 October.
Here's why this year's Budget is being held in October
It’s all about the ‘two-pack’…
9 reasons why you should be thrilled you made it through Monday
You can be our heroes, baby.
HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'
It has also decided that new statutory provisions will be established to provide individual payments to people with severe disabilities for their mobility needs.
Flights in Irish airspace increase in October
What was the busiest day for flights last month?
October highest month in 10 years for enforcement orders
The Food Safety Authority said that 12 closure orders and 6 prohibition orders were served on food businesses last month.
Aer Lingus records slight increase in passengers in October
There were increases in short and long haul passengers when compared to figures from last year.
The top worst things to give trick or treaters
Raisins, monkey nuts, pennies, fudge, tooth picks – don’t ruin Halloween for kids this year by handing these crappy treats out.
A man arrested and a firearm seized in Tallaght
He was detained in relation to the discharge of gun in the Tallaght area on the 10th and 15th of October.
This is unprecedented: It's not raining ANYWHERE in Ireland right now
Court orders DNA tests in cold case of murdered little boy
Four-year-old Gregory Villemin was found tied up and drowned in a river in France in 1984 in one of the nation’s most notorious post-war murder mysteries.