Evening top 5: Jo Cox's husband leads tributes after British MP's death; Northern Ireland fan dies in France

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Northern Ireland fan dies in stadium in France during match

A Northern Irish fan has died in the stadium during the Northern Ireland v Ukraine match tonight, French police and the PSNI have confirmed.

The man, believed to be in his 60s and from Belfast, collapsed during the match at the Stade de Lyon.

British Labour MP Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed in her constituency

Flowers and candles at Parliament Square opposite the Palace of Westminster, central London, left in tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox. Image: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Labour MP Jo Cox has died after she was shot and stabbed on a street in her West Yorkshire constituency.

The attack is believed to have taken place as Mrs Cox came out of the town's library, where she had been holding an advice surgery and meeting constituents.

Her husband, Brendan Cox, said his wife "believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life".

Controversy over naming of UCC building after scientist who claimed black people less intelligent than white

UCC students and staff have criticised the decision to name a new campus building after controversial scientist James Watson.

Dr Watson, who co-discovered the structure of DNA, opened the building at a ceremony in the university on Wednesday.

Two elected members of UCC’s governing board criticised the move in a joint statement, saying they wished to “formally disassociate” themselves from the decision.

Government could intervene if companies increase bin charges - Taoiseach

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The Taoiseach has promised the Government will take "appropriate action" to stop waste collection companies from raising fees for customers.

Enda Kenny was speaking as Sinn Féin unveiled a bid to overturn planned hikes in charges, due to take effect in two weeks.

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney is set to meet representatives from the waste companies tomorrow, after some indicated plans to massively increase standing charges.

GALLERY: Mary Robinson is selling her €2.75m lakeside estate

Former President Mary Robinson is selling her 113 acre Mayo estate for a market price of €2.75m.

Robinson and her husband Nick purchased the impressive Massbrook House in 1994, while Robinson was resident in Áras an Uachtaráin.