Evening top 5: Body of boy recovered after Florida alligator attack; location of children’s hospital “not up for debate”

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Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced for murder on July 6th

A judge has announced that disgraced athlete Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced for Reeva Steenkamp's murder on July 6th.

The date was originally set for July 7th, but was adjusted slightly at the defence's request.

Location of new children’s hospital is “not up for debate”

The chosen site for the new national children’s hospital is “not up for debate”, the CEO overseeing the project has said.

Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children's Hospital Group, told Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show that its decision to build the facility on the St James’s campus in Dublin came after much deliberation.

She was speaking after a new poll indicated that 73% of the Irish population believe that site is the wrong location for the hospital.

Tear gas fired as fan trouble in Lille continues

Tension is ramping up on the streets of Lille, where crowds of armed police are following chanting English fans amid reports of scuffles and a "huge bang".

Police officers wearing helmets and body armour have been striking supporters with batons, and pepper spray and tear gas has been fired.

Body of boy snatched by alligator at Disney resort in Florida recovered

Image: Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP/Press Association Images

The body of a two-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida has been recovered.

The child, named as Lane Graves, was paddling in a foot of water on a beach beside the Seven Seas Lagoon at 9pm on Tuesday when the animal dragged him away.

2,000-year-old bog butter weighing 10 kilos unearthed in Co Meath

Turf cutters in Co Meath have uncovered a whopping 10kg mound of butter preserved for more than 2,000 years. Believed to have been an offering to gods worshipped in prehistoric Ireland, the huge butter ball was unearthed by Jack Conway while he was working in Emlagh Bog last week.