Evening top 5: UN abortion ruling, Irish Life trial verdict and Obama endorses Clinton

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Campaigners call for action on Ireland's abortion laws after 'landmark' UN report

The State has 180 days to address the findings of a United Nations report strongly critical of Ireland's abortion laws.

The judgment found that a woman with a non-viable pregnancy who was forced to travel abroad for a termination had her human rights violated.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he was studying the ruling, as well its policy and legal implications.


Former Irish Life CEO found guilty of conspiracy to defraud

Former CEO of Irish Life & Permanent Denis Casey has been found guilty of a €7.2bn conspiracy to defraud.

He, along with former Anglo Irish Bank executives Willie McAteer and John Bowe, were judged to have conspired to mislead the public about Anglo’s health in 2008.

Peter Fitzpatrick, who was formerly a finance director at Irish Life, was cleared of the same charge last week.


Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for the White House

President Barack Obama has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

The widely expected announcement came in the form of a video released by the Clinton campaign today.

The endorsement came within hours of Mr Obama holding talks at the White House with Mrs Clinton's Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.


Report confirms collusion between police and loyalists who killed six Catholics in Co Down

Families of six men murdered by loyalist gunmen have said an investigation which shows some police officers colluded with the killers has finally delivered the truth.

The men were shot dead by paramilitaries in Loughinisland, Co Down, in June 1994.

They were watching a World Cup football match in Heights Bar during the attack, which came to be known as the Loughinisland massacre.


Man found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering his parents

A man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering his parents at their Donegal home in October 2014.

Julian Cuddihy believed he was carrying out his mother’s wish to go to heaven when he attacked her and his father with an axe.

Two forensic psychiatrists agreed that Mr Cuddihy was having a psychotic episode when he killed his parents Kathleen and James Snr.