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# orlando - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

From The42 NBA intends to dock pay of players who skip next month's restart in Florida NBA

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.

# orlando - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'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.

# orlando - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Florida after engine problem

The Federal Aviation Agency is investigating the incident.

# orlando - Saturday 7 July, 2018

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.

# orlando - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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.

# orlando - Friday 30 March, 2018

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.

# orlando - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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.

# orlando - Monday 5 June, 2017

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 - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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 - Monday 16 January, 2017

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 - Thursday 5 January, 2017

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.

# orlando - Sunday 28 August, 2016

US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart

The plane was taken out of service after landing safely in Florida.

# orlando - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

'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.

# orlando - Saturday 9 July, 2016

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.

# orlando - Friday 24 June, 2016

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 - Thursday 23 June, 2016

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’.

# orlando - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

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.

# orlando - Monday 20 June, 2016

"I did the shootings": Transcripts show Orlando gunman acted with 'chilling calm'

The shooter identified himself as an “Islamic soldier” in the calls.

# orlando - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge JK Rowling sent a wonderful message to the funeral of one of the Orlando victims Orlando

# orlando - Saturday 18 June, 2016

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.

# orlando - Friday 17 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge A Dublin gay bar is selling an Orlando Cocktail made with ‘strength, love and pride’ Pulse

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.

# orlando - Thursday 16 June, 2016

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”.

# orlando - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

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.

# orlando - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

‘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.

# orlando - Monday 13 June, 2016

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.

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.

# orlando - Sunday 12 June, 2016

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.

# orlando - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge An Irish couple on holiday just scored the greatest photobomb Having A Giraffe

# orlando - Friday 12 June, 2015

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.

# orlando - Sunday 23 November, 2014

The world's tallest roller-coaster will open in 2017 and is absolutely terrifying Vomit Comet This post contains a poll

# orlando - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Giant fish tank bursts at Disney restaurant while people eat dinner Waterworld

Giant fish tank bursts at Disney restaurant while people eat dinner

There was “chaos”, according to one diner.

# orlando - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Rare 1970s photos turn up of the building of Disney's Space Mountain

The oldest operating rollercoaster in Florida was a feat of engineering at its time – and still looks impressive.

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