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A gunman who pledged his allegiance to Islamic State before he massacred 49 people at a gay nightclub in the US had “strong indications of radicalisation”, the FBI said.

A candle lit vigil is being held by the LGBT community in Limerick city tomorrow evening for the victims of the Orlando shooting.

The head imam of the Islamic Centre Ireland said he stands with the LGBT community in the wake of the Orlando shootings.

Get all the latest news on the Orlando Massacre HERE.

A continuing failure to keep some victims of crime informed about their investigations was described as “quite disconcerting” at yesterday’s Policing Authority meeting with the Garda Commissioner.

Irish fans flying home from the Euros today are facing delays due to strike action by French air traffic controllers. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 44 flights to, from and over France today due to the strike.


Witnesses to America’s worst mass shooting in Orlando have described their efforts to flee the scene.

A mother has revealed the last text she received from her terrified son after a gunman opened fire inside Pulse nightclub.

A knife-wielding attacker has stabbed a senior police officer to death outside his home in a suburb of Paris.


What is it about Ireland, the Stade de France and cruel twists of fate? Ciaran Clark’s 90 minutes pretty much personified the team’s a hugely positive and generally uplifting display undone by a spasm of self-destruction, the centre-half’s luckless own goal permitting Sweden to achieve a parity on the scoreboard which they scarcely ever enjoyed on the pitch.

Jonathan Walters is keeping his fingers crossed that his Euro 2016 adventure has not been ended by injury after limping out of the Republic of Ireland's opener with Sweden.

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

No doubt the calls will be sounded again soon. Root and branch reform. Sweeping change. Not good enough. This braying has become not an occasional phenomenon in Cork GAA but an echo that resounds at every new nadir, this time the defeat of Cork on Sunday by a Tipperary football team missing at least 11 players.


Forty new jobs have been announced at companies in Dublin and Sligo this morning. Salad chain Chopped is opening a new outlet in Rathmines where 20 new positions are being created.

European stocks slid to their lowest in nearly four months and sterling continued to fluctuate as investor jitters intensified ahead of Britain’s EU membership referendum next week.


We live in a time of mass shootings and suicide attacks, participants in an invisible war that can break out at any time as it did in Orlando nightclub at the weekend, writes Amy Wilentz


From fun-filled days of childhood, to helping her through dark days of anorexia, Louise O’Neill writes how her father has been such an inspirational figure in her life


Over a year ago, Niall Brady from Newry decided to set himself a challenge. Once a day, he would try to throw a spoon behind him and try to land it in a mug. He posted a clip of each attempt on Snapchat and compiled some of them into this almost five video.


A gay writer and aid worker has shared a striking image on Facebook in defiant response to the mass shooting at Orlando gay nightclub Pulse.

A rescue dog whose selfie was shared by thousands on Facebook may have to leave his new home after the police got in touch.


GAMING: Alrighty then, the last major conference of E3 2016 comes from Sony PlayStation and it kicks off at the rather unfortunate hour of 2am on the 14th of June, 2016 for folks in Ireland and the UK.

MOVIES: Narcos is Pablo Escobar series on Netflix which you might have missed last year. But don't worry, there's more to come and plenty of time to catch up.

TECH: Microsoft is purchasing professional social network LinkedIn in a deal reported to be worth $26.2 billion.


Singer Laura Mvula has described the music industry as “sexist” and “racist”, and says we are living in the “Donald Trump time of music”.


It seems as though BBC commentators Mark Lawrenson and Jonathan Pearce *might* have forgotten their discussion is being broadcast to thousands of people watching the Euro 2016 game between the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.

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