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Today’s News

War veteran who killed five people in shooting at Florida airport sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years

He quickly dropped to the ground and peacefully surrendered to a sheriff’s deputy.

'Your move': Seven cabin crew unions write to Ryanair shareholders demanding an end to unrest

The letter sent to the shareholders was signed on behalf of seven cabin crew unions – two Spanish, two Belgian and, two Italian and one Portuguese.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what had people talking today.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Wicklow

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

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Palestinian border protesters shot dead by Israeli troops

At least 171 Gazans have been killed by Israeli fire since late March.

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

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Cocktails on the terrace with Dublin Bay views: High-end villa for €1.65m
High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner RUC

High Court challenge launched to prevent Drew Harris becoming next Garda Commissioner

The action has been brought by Ciaran MacAirt whose grandmother was killed when a loyalist bomb exploded at McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.

Motorcyclist (50s) killed in collision with SUV

The driver of the 4×4 was also taken to hospital.

Over 300 dead in India as huge floods trigger landslides

Thousands are still trapped without food or water.

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Court of Appeal to rule later this month on woman's challenge to Eighth Referendum result

On 25 May, 1,429,981 people voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Arlene Foster turns down invite to see Pope Francis, cites holiday plans

The DUP leader says she ‘regretfully’ can’t attend the event.

From The42 Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter Champions Cup

Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter

The schedule, dates, and kick-off times for the European pool stages are finally in.

'Summerhill was the tip of the iceberg': Housing activists take over second property in Dublin

Activists are now occupying 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin’s north inner city.

Probe finds crew member 'carried by force of net' and crushed against rail in boating tragedy

The Egyptian national was fatally injured in the incident aboard the Endurance in November 2016.

Dozens of 'non-existent' emails between former Minister for Justice and PR firm discovered

Communications to and from Terry Prone’s PR company were discovered following an FOI request by transparency group Right to Know.

Investigation launched after cyclist hit by lorry in Dublin city centre

The cyclist is being treated at the Mater Hospital.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Wexford

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Anger rises in Italy as search for Genoa bridge survivors enters day four

Italy’s populist government has intensified its attacks on the viaduct operator following Tuesday’s incident.

Jewish Labour MP says internal probe made her think 'what it felt like to be a Jew' in Nazi Germany

The ongoing anti-semitism controversy in the Labour party continues to rumble on.

Man (20s) charged after being found with €45k worth of suspected cocaine

The man was found by gardaí on MacCurtain Street in Cork.

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Poll: Should gambling firms be able to sponsor sporting organisations/events? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should gambling firms be able to sponsor sporting organisations/events?

The FAI is said to be considering cutting ties with betting firm, Ladbrokes.

US police chief defends using taser on 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions

The police stunned her with a taser and handcuffed her after she failed to follow instructions to drop a knife.

Get your umbrella ready... it's going to be a wet and humid weekend

Met Éireann says heavy rain is on its way.

'She's our queen. She belongs to us': Detroit reeling after death of Aretha Franklin

Motor City had a long love affair with the Queen of Soul, who never forgot her roots.

Opinion: Time is running out to save Ormston House - here's why it's important to Limerick

Ormston House is for sale – but the chair of its board says that for seven years it has contributed a huge amount to Limerick society.

Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral over €79 million

Trump had ordered the show of air power after being impressed by France’s Bastille Day parade last year.

Stars of new RTÉ drama hope it will open conversation on Ireland's treatment of immigrants Taken Down This post contains videos

Stars of new RTÉ drama hope it will open conversation on Ireland's treatment of immigrants

The show centres on the violent death of a young migrant woman whose body is found close to a direct provision centre.

A French chef with 21 Michelin stars is battling his eviction from the Eiffel Tower

Alain Ducasse has run the restaurant in the tower for a decade.

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

From The42 11 players, a coach and selector - the school linked to Limerick's All-Ireland hurling bid Chasing Liam

11 players, a coach and selector - the school linked to Limerick's All-Ireland hurling bid

Ardscoil Rís past pupils are at the heart of Limerick’s hopes of landing the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel'

The latest Daft.ie rental figures show increases across the country.

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