Catch-up with what you've missed so far today with our lunchtime briefing

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

DALLAS SHOOTING - 5 police officers killed, 7 injured

The death toll has since risen as  five Texas police officers have been killed  and seven wounded when shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Dallas.

US President Barack Obama has labelled the mass shooting of 11 police officers in Dallas as a  “despicable attack on law enforcement”.  “We are horrified at these events,” said Obama.

Frightening footage has emerged of how Dallas police officers were forced to cower behind their vehicles as  shots are fired at them from above by snipers.  A bystander who witnessed the shootings in Dallas has posted footage online, appearing to show a police officer who has been shot.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said his  “heart goes out”  A bystander who witnessed the shootings in Dallas has posted footage online, appearing to show a police officer who has been shot.

IRELAND

Three people are facing criminal charges after it was confirmed a teenager died after taking the powerful psycho-stimulant drug N-Bomb  at a house party in Cork City this year.  Cork City Coroner’s court was told yesterday the DPP has directed that charges be brought against three individuals following the Garda investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Alex Ryan, 18, in January, days after he consumed the drug.

The controversial Kerry snail has been accused of causing 45 minute traffic delays and denying the county investment and jobs.  Questions were also raised in the Dáil yesterday over the identification of the Kerry snail with one TD asking if he dons the county jersey.

The Dáil's been told that the killing of five cattle by Defence Forces personnel in Co Monaghan was done humanely.  It has also heard that the killing was done for reasons of public safety, in what were described as "difficult circumstances".

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it has sent auditors to investigate Console in the UK.  The British branch of the suicide prevention charity is under scrutiny amid reports the Irish organisation is to shut down after a major financial scandal.

The father of a boy who is in hospital after falling from the sixth floor of a hotel has thanked the “miracle”   workers who saved his son’s life.

Cork restaurant Son of a Bun will re-open today  after a temporary closure order from the HSE.

WORLD 

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A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera [url=http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/girlfriend-posts-clip-ofaftermathof-fatal-shooting-by-us-police-officer-409225.html?utm_source=LunchBriefing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Lunch%20Briefing]St Anthony Police interim police chief Jon Mangseth said the incident began when an officer pulled over a vehicle at around 9pm on Wednesday in Falcon Heights, a St Paul suburb. 

Former Fox News Channel anchor, Gretchen Carlson, has sued network chief executive, Roger Ailes, claiming she refused his sexual advances and that this was why her contract was not renewed.

Fighting bulls gored six people in a hair-raising second running of the bulls at Pamplona's San Fermin festival on Friday, the Spanish Red Cross said.  Several of the six bulls used in the run got separated from the pack moments into the 8am run and began charging whatever came in sight, creating many moments of fear and tension.

SPORT

Conor McGregor has said that he’s ready and able to fight this weekend.  Headliner Jon Jones was removed from this weekends UFC200 event after it was discovered he had violated the USADA anti-doping policy.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a new long-term contract  just nine months after arriving at the club.

EURO 2016

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English referee Mark Clattenburg will take charge of Sunday's Euro 2016 final.  UEFA has announced that the 41-year-old Premier League official, who refereed the Champions League final in May, will work on the final between France and Portugal in Paris.

BUSINESS

A recruitment drive for an additional 360 prison officers has been announced.  The Irish prison service will take on 120 new officers per year for the next three years with the first recruits entering the Irish Prison Service College in early 2017.

The Government will have to do more to rein in health costs if it is to avoid a bigger debt pile, S&P Global Ratings has warned.  Projecting the Republic’s population will grow to five million by 2050 from 4.7m currently, S&P said there will be fewer people proportionately of working age paying taxes to support increased spending demands from health and pensions.

ANALYSIS

With its own TDs proclaiming Enda Kenny and his new, old deputy James Reilly as dead men walking, Fine Gael is in open revolt.  It’s just a matter of when Kenny — stubborn, vengeful, but isolated — decides to depart, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

LIFESTYLE

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Mark Evans reports on the hazards in the home that can result in — devastating injuries for children  

VIDEO

The death toll has since risen as  five Texas police officers have been killed  and seven wounded when shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Dallas.

VIRAL

Now is the best time to get yourself exercising and eating right. So, before you do, let's see  what your current lifestyle says about your fitness.

Get ready, Dublin… a giant slide is coming to town.  Dublin’s 98FM has just announced the launch of the Big Slide Home in association with HB Ice Cream and Dublin County Council.

TECHNOW

GAMING: Virtual reality is here, and this advanced technology is going to be   Yput to the ultimate test  - slicing fruit into bits as it falls from the sky.

MOVIES/TV: Mel Gibson has been hiding away from the limelight for a number of years now but he's slowly on the way back 

with a new directorial effort called Jacksw Ridge and now his first lead role since the pretty terrible Get the Gringo in 2012.

TECH: Another day, another rumour - and the RAM situation on the new Galaxy Note  is starting to get confusing.

SHOWBIZ

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Ladies, ladies, ladies - brace yourselves, it's Olly Murs.  Think hen party, think Sex and the City premiere then think Olly Murs concert - that’s the vibe I got walking into Live at the Marquee last night.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

US President Barack Obama has labelled the mass shooting of 11 police officers in Dallas as a  “despicable attack on law enforcement”.  “We are horrified at these events,” said Obama.


Lifestyle

A Spectacular 28.86-carat ring, the largest D-colour diamond ever offered online, will come up at Christie's Jewels in New York from June 16-30.High value diamond adds serious sparkle to online sale

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