MORNING BULLETIN: Garda boss has three weeks to show action; Man appears in court following NY terror attack

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IRELAND: Acting Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin must show the Policing Authority in three weeks what disciplinary proceedings are being taken against gardaí on the breath test scandal.

IRELAND: The Blanchardstown Centre will open as usual this morning after a security alert saw the retail complex in lockdown for nearly four hours yesterday.

IRELAND: The Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister have spoken by phone in relation to the political situation in Northern Ireland.

IRELAND: Trains are running as normal across the country this morning after yesterday's 24-hour strike.

WORLD: An Uzbek immigrant accused of a deadly truck attack on a New York cycle path has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and violence and destruction of motor vehicles.

BUSINESSThe Government has been urged to commission a report on the ability of Irish ports to handle new routes and extra cargo bypassing the British mainland and going direct to mainland Europe in the event of the UK leaving the customs union.

SPORT: Johnny Sexton has never had the same “resilience” since his stint in France and that’s why Ireland choose not to select overseas-based players, according to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

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MORNING BULLETIN: Garda boss has three weeks to show action; Man appears in court following NY terror attack

FEATURES: Parents and front-line services dread the binge boozing of October 31, but we are all culpable in subtly encouraging the young to partake, according to psychotherapist Richard Hogan.

SHOWBIZ: Director Brett Ratner has announced he will “step away” from work with Warner Bros after the Los Angeles Times reported claims by six women that he had subjected them to sexual harassment or misconduct.

ARTS: From inner city Dublin to the red carpet of Cannes, it’s been quite a climb for Barry Keoghan - an actor with a growing body of great work.


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