Evening top 5: Dublin vigil held for victims of Orlando shooting; Ireland's draw with Sweden in France

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US gun lobbyist claims guns had 'nothing to do' with Orlando shooting

A US gun lobbyist has said he does not accept that the death of 50 people in Orlando yesterday had anything to do with the gun used in the attack.

The AR-15 assault rifle used in the massacre is the same weapon that was used to kill 20 children in Sandy Hook Elementary School, and 12 people in a movie theatre in Colorado in 2012.

The gunman, Omar Mateen, had bought the rifle legally in the past week and entered a nightclub with it, and a handgun, before opening fire on those inside.

Ireland impress, but forced to settle for a draw against Sweden

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Ireland had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Sweden at the Stade de France.

Wes Hoolahan gave the Boys in Green a 48th minute lead but a Ciaran Clark own goal saw Sweden equalise in the Euro 2016 Group E opener.

Number of British looking for Irish passports rises as Brexit looms

There has been a major rise in Irish passport applications from England, Scotland and Wales in the run-up to the Brexit referendum.

There were 1,901 applications in the first five months of the year, an increase of 25% over the same period in 2015, and the demand seems to be accelerating as the June 23rd polling date grows closer – April saw a 42% rise alone.

Hundreds attend vigil in Dublin for victims of Orlando shooting

A vigil has taken place in Dublin city centre this evening to remember the victims of the weekend's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida.

A book of condolence has also been opened at Dublin's Mansion House.

Ireland’s three national LGBT organisations today sent condolences to the loved ones of those who died.

British columnist Owen Jones storms off Sky News after heated row over Orlando attack

Tensions arose in the Sky studio during yesterday evening’s paper review segment, with Owen Jones becoming increasingly angry with the comparisons made by presenter Mark Longhurst and journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer of the Pulse attack to that of the Bataclan, the Paris music venue that was the centre of an ISIS attack in November, 2015.