Evening top 5: Several injured in New York hospital shooting; calls for inquiry into Jobstown investigation

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Several injured and 'shooter deceased' after incident at New York hospital

Several people have been injured in a shooting at a New York hospital.

The incident happened at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

A police spokesperson said 'one shooter is deceased' at the scene.

Justice Minister rejects calls for inquiry into Jobstown investigation

Image: Gavan Reilly

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is rejecting calls from both Solidarity and Sinn Fein for a public inquiry into the handling of the Jobstown trial.

Six men, including Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, were acquitted yesterday of falsely imprisoning the former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell at a water charge protest in 2014.

2,777 children were homeless at end of May

More than 2,700 children were homeless at the end of last month.

The Department of Housing has published the latest figures which show there were 1,312 homeless families at the end of May, with 2,777 children categorised as homeless.

Former French presidential candidate placed under formal investigation

Front National Leader, Marine Le Pen leaves a polling station after voting in the French presidential elections, 18-06-2017. Image: AP Photo/Michel Spingler

Former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been placed under formal investigation over alleged misuse of European parliamentary funds.

The allegations concern spending by the Front National, the far-right political party of which Ms Le Pen is leader.

Two jailed former bankers lose appeals over convictions

Two former bankers have lost their appeals over convictions arising from a €7.2bn conspiracy to defraud the public about Anglo Irish Bank.

Irish Life & Permanent's former CEO Denis Casey and former Anglo executive John Bowe were jailed last July following a lengthy and complex trial.