MORNING BULLETIN: Eight dead as truck careers down New York cycle path; Commuter chaos amid rail strike

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WORLD: A man in a rented van mowed down cyclists and pedestrians in New York killing eight people in what the city's mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror".

IRELAND: Thousands of commuters today face the first of five days of transport chaos as Iarnród Éireann workers take to the picket lines in a strike action prompted by a prolonged pay dispute.

IRELAND: Garda management will come under renewed pressure today, with a Policing Authority report expected to highlight a culture in the organisation to keep breath test figures high.

IRELAND: Female students are more likely to experience sexual harassment as they progress through college, according to a survey.

BUSINESSTwo objectors to an €850m data centre in Athenry, Co. Galway are due to find out this morning if they can appeal their failed legal challenge.

SPORT: Brendan O’Brien looks at some of the main reasons why yesterday was so disappointing for the Irish Rugby World Cup bid.

SPORT: In his column, Donal Lenihan asks: If Simon Zebo is flying in 2019, why shouldn’t he go to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

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FEATURES: Why do some people think it’s OK to scream at their offspring during an underage game? Pat Fitzpatrick wants his kids to participate in sport but first he researched some of the methods being used to sideline pushy parents.

FEATURES: The Irish are ‘good at death’ but we can be lacking when it comes to the loss of a baby. What’s needed is more research and education, Olivia Kelleher reports.

VIRAL: Ed Sheeran donned an impressive display of pink as he dressed up in his Halloween best for presenter Jonathan Ross’s annual celebrity bash.



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