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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# newtown

Last year
83-year-old man missing from Tipperary found safe and well
Gardaí thanked the public for their assistance in the matter.
All time
David McMillan makes history, as Dundalk get European run off to excellent start
The Irish side were playing against Newtown in the Uefa Europa Conference League First Qualifying Round First Leg.
US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy spoke about the Newtown school massacre, which saw the loss of 26 people, mostly children, in 2012.
One year on, Sandy Hook marks the anniversary of school massacre
The shooting at Newtown in Connecticut was the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in US history. Twenty-six people – including 20 children – were killed.
One year after Sandy Hook, US to give $100m to mental health services
Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement as he met with families of children killed in the Newtown school shooting.
Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public
Victims’ families had fought to suppress the tapes, fearing that they would cause distress.
Sandy Hook shooter 'was obsessed by Columbine', but motive for massacre still unknown
New details about the devastating massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut nearly a year ago have emerged in a report published today.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage
The shootings took place on 14 December last, when deranged Adam Lanza shot his mother and then 26 others, including 20 children.
Irish author's book to help Newtown survivors overcome grief
70 copies of Colum McCann’s ‘Let The Great World Spin’ have been given to staff and students at Newtown, Connecticut.
US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks
The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.
Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'
The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.
Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre
Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.
Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on
After Newtown, Larry Donnelly was optimistic that the US might work towards stricter gun laws – but news that a ban on assault weapons has been removed from the legislation currently being considered has caused him to lose hope.
Video: 'You must act. Be bold' - Gabrielle Giffords testifies before US senators
The former US congresswoman, who nearly died after being shot in the head two years ago, gave an emotional testimony to senators in Washington yesterday.
Sandy Hook massacre survivors back to class today
The children will not return to Sandy Hook, but will instead attend a disused school in a nearby town.
New Jersey town posts armed police at every school
The town of Marlboro has posted armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year today.
Woman allegedly 'set up fake fundraising scheme' for Newtown victims
The 37-year-old from the Bronx allegedly claimed to be the aunt of one of the victims.
US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses
The New York newspaper published the names and addresses of people who are licensed to own guns across two counties in the state – but were they right to do it?
University basketball team show support for Newtown with special Sandy Hook jerseys
Xavier will auction off the uniforms for charity, they say.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
NRA: 'The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun'
The US’ powerful gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association, has called for armed police or guards to be deployed in every school in the country.
Pic: Protester disrupts National Rifle Association press conference
The NRA is giving its first press conference since the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut a week ago where 20 children and six adults died.
Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings
26 bells were sounded – one for each of the victims of last week’s shooting – after a moment of silence.
Obama wants gun violence proposals by next month
Obama has asked his vice president Joe Biden to lead efforts to formulate proposals that he insists will not impinge on the Second Amendment, which enshrines the right to bear arms in the US.
Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown
Sandy Hook elementary remains closed, though, and children have been invited to attend alternative schools next month.
After Newtown massacre, Obama backs ban on assault weapons
The US president has thrown his support behind a Democratic senator’s attempts to reintroduce a ban on certain types of guns, a ban which expired eight years ago.
Titans RB Chris Johnson remembers school shooting victims by writing their names on his cleats
Johnson scored a 94-yard touchdown in the win against the Jets.
The Evening with added 1990s Internet
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Obama tells Newtown: "We will have to change"
The US president attended a vigil last night for the victims of the Newtown massacre and gave his strongest hint yet that he may seek to reform America’s gun laws.
Connecticut police: People are posing online as school shooter
Police said at a press conference today that people are posing as the shooter online, and an investigation is underway to uncover who these people are.
Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims
The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.
Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings
The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.
The Evening with added festive lunges
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’
Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.
Poll: Will tighter gun laws prevent more shootings in the US?
As the world reacts to the latest mass shooting in America, we ask you whether you believe a tightening of America’s gun laws will make any lasting difference?
Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe
World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.