Evening top 5: Mental health U-turn, Tel Aviv attack and Clinton claims victory

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Funding controversially diverted from mental health budget will be restored 

The controversial cut to mental health funding has been reversed, it was confirmed today. 

Government ministers were criticised in April after it emerged that money originally ringfenced for mental health services had been transferred to other areas. 

Minister for Health Simon Harris announced this afternoon that the €12 million allocation had been restored as part of a major new spending package for the HSE.


Four people killed in "terror attack" on Tel Aviv shopping centre

Four people have died following a mass shooting in the centre of Tel Aviv, according to Israeli police.

Up to six others have been injured in the attack, which took place at a popular shopping centre near the country's defence ministry and army headquarters.

A police commander said two Palestinian gunmen from the West Bank were behind the "harsh terror attack", and both were "neutralised" at the scene.


Denis O'Donovan of Fianna Fáil elected as chairman of the Seanad

Fianna Fáil's Denis O'Donovan has been elected Cathaoirleach of the new Seanad.

He was elected with support from Fine Gael and independents, as well as his own party.

The appointment of Senator O'Donovan means both the Dáil and Seanad are chaired by members of Fianna Fáil.


Jury in Donegal murder trial told accused suffers from paranoid schizophrenia

Two forensic psychiatrists have told the trial of a Donegal man accused of murdering his parents that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

Julian Cuddihy has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the 2014 murder of James and Kathleen Cuddihy at their home at Churchtown in Carndonagh.

His mother had called him for dinner that evening and he picked up an axe in the belief that she wanted him to kill them so they could go to heaven, according to testimony heard during the trial. 


Sanders vows to fight on as Clinton declares victory in Democratic nomination race

Hillary Clinton has declared victory in the Democratic party nomination race after winning at least another three primaries - but party rival Bernie Sanders refused to bow out of the contest.

The 68-year-old becomes the first woman nominated by a major US political party to be president.

But Bernie Sanders pledged to fight on as he thanked his supporters at a rally in Santa Monica, California, where votes are still being counted.