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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Orlando

This year
Mural dedicated to Lyra McKee in Florida repainted after being vandalised
McKee dedicated a 2017 TedTalk in Stormont to the victims of the Orlando massacre in Pulse nightclub.
Lowry and Power seven off the lead after opening round in Orlando
Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington are a further shot back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Last year
Two-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills father in Florida
Such tragedies are not uncommon in the United States.
All time
NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida
On top of coronavirus fears, many players feel they ought to sit out the restarted season as a protest against police killings.
'Ada is paying a price of not playing for her country but this fight of hers is a fight of all of us'
Brazil star Marta has her say on the absence of Norway’s Ada Hegerberg from the Women’s World Cup.
Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Florida after engine problem
The Federal Aviation Agency is investigating the incident.
Irish people priced out of investment market at home are putting their money in properties near Disneyworld
Up to 200 Irish clients in the last two years have made investments through one company alone.
Four children and suspected gunman found dead after Orlando hostage situation
The children aged one, six, 10 and 11 were found dead by officers overnight.
Widow of Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty of lying to the FBI
Noor Salman, 31, began sobbing with joy when she was found not guilty.
Father of Orlando nightclub shooter was FBI informant, court documents reveal
Omar Mateen, the attacker, died in the 12 June 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
Florida shooting: 'Disgruntled employee' kills five in Orlando
Police called it a “workplace violence incident” and said there were no apparent links to terror.
Orlando nightclub shooting: Widow of gunman to be released on bail
Prosecutors had argued she should be kept behind bars because she posed a threat to society.
Orlando shooter's widow arrested and charged with obstruction of justice
Noor Salman was taken into custody by the FBI earlier today and is due in court tomorrow.
Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims
On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.
US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart
The plane was taken out of service after landing safely in Florida.
'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo
According to a police report, a 45-year-old father of two was visiting Busch Gardens theme park in Florida with his family when he reached into a pen, picked up the flamingo and threw her down.
Too dangerous to call? Some US cities explore 911 texting
Emergency officials have stressed, however. that a voice call is preferred because dispatchers can elicit details more quickly.
Investigators have found 'no concrete evidence' that Orlando LGBT nightclub shooter was gay
Law enforcement officials have said they believe Mateen was radicalised at some point before the Pulse nightclub attack.
Orlando gunman's 'gay lover' claims massacre was revenge against HIV-positive partner
The man, known only as Miguel, claims Mateen said he was going to make the Puerto Rican gay community ‘pay’.
Four proposals to bring in tighter gun controls in the US are rejected
The Republican-controlled Senate couldn’t even agree to restrict the sale of firearms to suspected terrorists.
"I did the shootings": Transcripts show Orlando gunman acted with 'chilling calm'
The shooter identified himself as an “Islamic soldier” in the calls.
JK Rowling sent a wonderful message to the funeral of one of the Orlando victims
“To Luis, who died for love.”
Orlando buries its dead in the wake of gay nightclub shooting
More funerals are expected to take place over the weekend as the city continues to mourn.
A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’
All the proceeds go straight to the families of the victims.
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.
Orlando shooter's wife 'tried to talk him out of violence but did not call police' say reports
Omar Mateen also spoke of the “filthy ways of the west”.
American journalist buys semi-automatic rifle in just seven minutes
Helen Ubiñas has received hate mail after writing about the experience.
FBI questioning Orlando shooter's wife over claims she knew his plan
He had also planned an attack at Walt Disney World.
‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out
50 people were killed in gun attack by Omar Mateen at Florida gay nightclub Pulse.
Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.
Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed
Conor Behan DJs at gay club The George, and says that it’s important we recognise the Orlando attack was an attack on the LGBT community.
Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.
Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say
Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.
Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting
A large crowd – some draped in rainbow flags and holding balloons and other items – gathered at about 7pm this evening for the vigil.
Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name
“We need to rally around our LGBTI brothers and sisters… and to defy the absolute evil [of] groups like Islamic State,” writes security expert Tom Clonan.
'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub
Tributes have been paid to the 50 victims.
Orlando shooter was investigated by the FBI twice - but still bought guns legally last week
The attack, the worst mass shooting in modern US history, was carried out at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, a well-known gay hangout.
Florida gay nightclub worst mass shooting in US history: 50 dead and 53 injured
The suspect’s father has said his son may have been motivated by homophobia and not by his Muslim faith.
An Irish couple on holiday just scored the greatest photobomb
Oh hai!
An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help
Their bags, containing passports and money, were taken from their hotel room.