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TOP STORY - ORLANDO MASSACRE

Doctors fear the death toll from the deadliest mass shooting in US history will rise, as the identities of the 50 people who were gunned down began to emerge.

Witnesses to America's worst mass shooting described their efforts to flee the scene. "Some guy walked in and started shooting everybody. He had an automatic rifle, so nobody stood a chance."

Gunman Omar Mateen, who killed at least 50 people in a gay nightclub in Florida, was mentally unstable and had a history of using steroids, his ex-wife said.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tore up their presidential campaign schedules after the worst mass shooting in US history.

Get all the latest news on the Orlando Massacre HERE.

IRELAND

Landlords face regular NCT-style inspections of their properties to certify them fit for habitation under proposals aimed at cracking down on sub-standard accommodation.

Last week, as the Stanford victim impact statement was read around the world, Irish male voices began to speak out about rape culture.

“Only in Cork,” a woman said, shaking her head as 50 naked cyclists, painted as mermaids and steam-punk robots, or with hippie-inspired flower designs, whooped their way up Patrick Street.

A senior cabinet member has said Ireland needs to start talking about abortion “term limits” if the country is going to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

WORLD 

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Oscar Pistorius will be back in court today to be sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steeenkamp.

Cholesterol has been questioned as a cause of heart disease in older people in a controversial new study.

SPORT

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CJ Stander’s fate for the rest of Ireland’s tour of South Africa was due to be decided in Johannesburg this morning after his mandatory judicial hearing was adjourned after sitting for five hours in Cape Town yesterday.

The jubilant scenes in Semple Stadium after the final whistle brought home just why I love the GAA, writes Declan Browne, as Tipperary beat Cork in the football championship for the first time since 1944 by a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-16. 

Liam Brady asks how do you solve a problem like Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

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

BUSINESS

Construction activity and new orders rose sharply last month, despite signs of a slowdown in growth, the latest figures show.

With just 10 days to go, so much is riding on the outcome of the UK’s in-out referendum on Europe that it is wise to follow the money.

ANALYSIS

A case in California is exposing the fault-lines of the way we perceive rape and sexual assault, writes Joyce Fegan

LIFESTYLE

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Holiday season – it’s already upon us. Contrary to popular belief, vacations don’t start the moment we lock the door behind us, board the plane or arrive at our desired destination

VIDEO

Will Martin O'Neill go for a tried and tested 4-4-2 diamond or will a different formation be used against Sweden?

VIRAL

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In the wake of the devastating mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, many people in the area headed straight to their local blood donation clinic.

This spectator at a medieval festival was extremely lucky to go home with his head. The onlooker was watching two combatants battle it out in the enclosure when he had to call on some lightning-like reflexes.

TECHNOW

GAMING: It was already tipped that Kit Harington (Game of Thrones' Jon Snow) would appear in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and now it's official.

MOVIES: The Conjuring 2 is in cinemas this week, and it's going to be a tough one to beat after the success of the original back in 2013. Still some brave souls are giving it a go, including Gods of Egypt and Tale of Tales.

TECH: There are rumours that Apple is to overhaul its colour palette for the upcoming iPhone 7. Apparently, Space Gray is to be ditched in favour of a blue shade.

SHOWBIZ

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The hip-hop musical Hamilton dominated this year’s Tony Awards as Broadway paid tribute to the victims of the deadly mass shooting in Florida which claimed at least 50 lives.

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The jubilant scenes in Semple Stadium after the final whistle brought home just why I love the GAA, writes Declan Browne.


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