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DALLAS SHOOTING - 5 police officers killed, 7 injured

A suspect in the gun attack on police in the heart of Dallas told officers he was upset over   recent police shootings  of black men and wanted to kill white people, according to officials.

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.

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

A senior company executive shouldered a cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for  riding his bike  on a Dublin city-centre footpath, a court has heard.

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.

First World War remembrance groups have expressed their disappointment after wreaths laid at a memorial in Cork to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme were dumped into the city’s river.  Gardaí confirmed they are trawling CCTV footage in the city centre to help trace the culprit who struck after wreaths had been placed at the memorial in Grand Parade.

The Taoiseach must clarify the process for him stepping aside as Fine Gael leader to avoid confusion, Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said,  writes Daniel McConnell Irish Examiner, Political Editor .

The Dáil has heard claims that scrapping the legislation to impose pay cuts on public-sector workers would "jeopardise" Government finances.  Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe said that the country cannot afford to undo public-sector pay cuts in one swoop - and a staggered approach is needed.

WORLD

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The brief state of lockdown at the US Capitol has ended. The incident, triggered by reports that a woman with a gun was attempting to enter the building in Washington DC, turned out to be a false alarm.

US police have made one arrest after bottles and rocks were thrown by a rogue group of protesters  in Minnesota.

SPORT

Tearful hugs and pounding drums - it’s been an emotional few weeks at the European Championships. And at the heart of it all are the fans- travelling en masse in support of their national teams. UEFA know this, so with only days left before the grand final they have issued a thank you to supporters of all the teams involved in the tournament. And of course Irish fans feature, both the green and white army and the followers of the boys in green.

Colm Cooper is a doubt for Kerry’s All-Ireland quarter-final, scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend.  Kerry GAA has released an update on his condition, saying: “An MRI Scan has confirmed that Colm Cooper damaged shoulder ligaments during the Munster Football Final on Sunday last.

#EURO2016

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As a player, a good European Championship can really make your career.  Unfortunately for these guys, that can’t happen for everyone. Here are some of Euro 2016′s biggest flops.

Check out all the latest news, views and banter in our dedicated Euro 2016 section

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

If Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal to victory in the final of Euro 2016, will his career have been more successful than rival Lionel Messi,  asks Robert McNamara

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.

Comedian and 96Fm DJ Ross Browne has been making a name the last couple of weeks with his hilarious pranks His next victim proved a little harder to rattle - the BBC.  On the back of Chris Evans’ resignation, Ross rang up looking to apply for the now vacant presenter job on Top Gear.

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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Pals of Laura Whitmore have denied she has any romantic link to DJ Calvin Harris.  The Scottish superstar, real name Adam Wiles, was spotted partying with the Bray native in London hotspot Chiltern Firehouse, with The Sun reporting she was vying for his attention.

MOST READ RIGHT NOW

A senior company executive shouldered a cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for  riding his bike  on a Dublin city-centre footpath, a court has heard.


Lifestyle

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