€15m Euromillions win
ONE lucky Irish Lotto player won €15m in the Euromillions last night.
The winning numbers were 16, 18, 26, 38 and 44. The lucky stars were 8 and 10. There was just one winner of the prize but it is not yet known where the winning ticket was sold.
The first crematorium outside of Dublin and Cork is to be built in Co Galway. An Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead to businessman Kevin Tuohy to develop the crematorium at a 20-acre greenfield site at Garbally Demesne in Ballinasloe.
The single-storey development has been approved, subject to 14 conditions, and will include a reflection room, ceremony room, cremator and ancillary rooms, memorial garden and walkways. The decision brings to an end a five-year battle by Mr Tuohy's company, BKT Construction, to get the €4m project off the ground.
FIVE students aim to make astronomical history by snapping a picture using a US space telescope, operated remotely while they take a flight to San Francisco.
The students are all Cork Coder Dojo members, flying on the inaugural Aer Lingus Dublin to San Francisco flight departing this afternoon.
The five have live access to robotic telescopes in California as part of a dual education partnership developed by Cork Institute of Technology's Blackrock Castle Observatory (CIT BCO).
€310K HERNIA AWARD
A MAN who claimed inappropriate care in the days following a hernia operation at Galway's Bon Secours Hospital has been awarded €310,000. Gerry Foley (65) went into the private hospital for the procedure on August 20, 2007 but claimed he received inappropriate care and monitoring afterwards.
He had to be later rushed to University College Hospital Galway for a life-saving operation to deal with peritonitis – or inflammation in the abdomen – and spent three months in hospital. Mr Foley (65) of Newcastle, Galway city had sued Bon Secours Health System Ltd trading as Bon Secours Hospital, Galway.
NATIONAL LIBRARY FIRE
THE National Library had to be evacuated when a fire broke out in the basement of the historic building. Visitors were ordered to vacate the historic building on Kildare Street in Dublin before midday yesterday.
Nobody was injured and no items were damaged.