LUNCHTIME BULLETIN: ’Hero cop’ who stopped further massacre in NY named; Rail unions won't rule out strike around Christmas

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WORLD: The ’hero’ police officer who shot the man who killed eight people and injured 11 others in Manhattan yesterday has been named as 28-year old Irish American, Ryan Nash.

WORLD: A 29-year-old from Uzbekistan is the man suspected of killing eight people and seriously injuring at least 11 in New York. Here is what we know so far about Sayfullo Saipov.

IRELAND: Rail unions say they won't rule out an escalation of their strike around Christmas.

IRELAND: Gardaí in Ennis are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a 19-year-old who the gardaí have said is believed to be armed and should not be approached by the public.

IRELAND: Ibrahim Halawa is set to appear on this Friday’s Late Late Show. This is the Dubliners first ‘big interview’ since he was released from the Egyptian prison, where he spent the last four years.

BUSINESSTwo objectors to an €850m data centre in Athenry, Co. Galway have been refused permission to take their case to the Court of Appeal.

SPORT: South Africa want Ireland to end their interest in hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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VIRAL: After TG4’s weather presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh was ‘struck’ by lightning last year, we were holding our breath for another Halloween prank from the station this year. And TG4 delivered

VIRAL: Want to avoid the ‘winter vomiting bug’? Here’s everything you need to know about norovirus.

LIFESTYLE: New research shows that people who sing in choirs report significant higher levels of wellbeing, says Ruth O’Connor.



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